ECE Assistant Professor Jorge Ortiz has been awarded a significant grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project entitled "Developing the Context-Aware Multimodal Ecological Research and Assessment (CAMERA) Platform for Continuous Measurement and Prediction of Anxiety and Memory State" (Project Number: 1R61MH135405-01). The grant aims to fund the development of the CAMERA platform, an advanced multimodal hardware/software system designed for the nuanced measurement and predictive analysis of anxiety and cognitive performance.
The project, which is set to span a duration of up to five years with an overall budget of $5 million, will see Dr. Ortiz's team receiving $1 million in funding. The CAMERA platform represents a significant advancement in interdisciplinary research methodologies, combining neural, physiological, behavioral, and environmental data with ecological momentary assessments (EMAs) to facilitate a continuous and high-resolution exploration of the interplay between human brain functions and behavior. Utilizing multimodal data and applying interpretable machine learning techniques, the initiative aims to achieve groundbreaking predictive capabilities regarding human behavioral states, initially focusing on anxiety and memory performance.
This initiative is a testament to the innovative and collaborative nature of research undertaken within Rutgers' ECE Department, demonstrating a strong commitment to the advancement of human-centered artificial intelligence and its practical applications. The project's broader implications for understanding complex human internal states and behaviors promise to establish new benchmarks in behavioral and cognitive research.
For additional details regarding on this project, please access the NIH grant system via the following link: https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/10801782
Congratulations to Jorge!