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Prof. Dr. Jochem Rieger

Email: jochomjvemlss.rieplger@uolkl.de (jo3gbszchem.riegerri@ucuuni-o3pldes7e3nburg.dett3ug)
Phone: +49 (0)441 798-4533
Fax: +49 (0)441 798-3865

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Anna Eilers

Email: anna-mareh16in.eilercfs@3bcmunalkwi-oldena9zburdqg.dho5ne
Phone: +49 (0)441 798-5167
Fax: +49 (0)441 798-3865

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Neurocognitive Psychology Division
Department of Psychology
Faculty VI
University of Oldenburg
D-26111 Oldenburg

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Dr. Anirudh Unni

    • Applied Neurocognitive Psychology Lab
      Department of Psychology
      School of Medicine and Health Sciences
      Carl-von-Ossietzky University
      26111 Oldenburg

      Phone: +49 (0) 441 / 798-5167
      Email: ani+cqru0il3dh.hm/4cunnuli(atica)uwnvnii0t-oldenbjfwz2urgnnnnv.de (annifhrudpvh.uwcokynni@uolsw6r.de)

      Office: W30 1-119

     

     

    Project

    uol.de/en/cse/the-car-that-cares/

    Research Interests

    Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a very versatile imaging tool whose popularity is increasing exponentially in the neuroimaging society. My research focusses on the characterization of neural correlates underlying cognition and motor control. My current study involves continuous monitoring of the brain activity using NIRS when the subject performs a complex cognitive task like driving and assessing different driver cognitive states like situational awareness, vigilance, working memory load, error-detection, emotional and attentional arousal etc.

     

    CV

    Since March 2019
    Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg

    August 2013 - February 2019
    PhD-Student at the Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg

    October 2010 - June 2013
    Master of Science in Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg

    August 2006 - May 2010
    Bachelor in Biomedical Engineering, University of Mumbai
     

    Publications

    Journal & Full paper conferences

    Werner Damm, Martin Fränzle, Andreas Lüdtke, Jochem W. Rieger, Alexander Trende, Anirudh Unni. Integrating Neurophysiological Sensors and Driver Models for Safe and Performant Automated Vehicle Control in Mixed Traffic. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1902.04929.pdf (2019)

    Jakob Scheunemann, Anirudh Unni*, Klas Ihme, Meike Jipp, Jochem W. Rieger (2019). Demonstrating brain-level interactions between visuospatial attentional demands and working memory load while driving using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 12:542. doi: 10/3389/fnhum.2018.00542 (* shared first author)  Download article (FREE)

    Volkening N., Unni A., Rieger J.W., Fudickar S., Hein A. (2018). Development of a Mobile Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Prototype. Internet of Vehicles. Technologies and Services Towards Smart City. IOV 2018. pp. 146-161, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11253. Springer. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05081-8_11

    Nils Volkening, Anirudh Unni, Sabeth Becker, Jochem W. Rieger, Sebastian Fudickar, Andreas Hein (2018). Development of a mobile fNIRS prototype and its initial evaluation: Lessons learned. Proceedings of the 11th PETRA conference, pp. 214-221, 26-29th June, Corfu, Greece. doi: 10.1145/3197768.3201534

    Klas Ihme, Anirudh Unni*, Meng Zhang, Jochem W. Rieger and Meike Jipp (2018). Recognizing Frustration of Drivers from Face Video Recordings and Brain Activation Measurements with Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 12:327. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2018.00327 (* shared first author) Download article (FREE)

    Andreas Löcken, Klas Ihme, Anirudh Unni. (2017) Towards designing affect-aware systems for mitigating the effects of in-vehicle frustration. Proceedings of the 9th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (Automotive UI' 17), pp 88-93, Oldenburg, Germany. ISBN: 978-1-4503-5151-5 Download article (FREE)

    Unni A, Ihme K, Jipp M and Rieger JW (2017). Assessing the Driver’s Current Level of Working Memory Load with High Density Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A Realistic Driving Simulator Study. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 11:167. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00167 Download article (FREE)

    Bertram Wortelen, Anirudh Unni, Jochem W. Rieger, Andreas Lüdtke. Towards the Integration and evaluation of online workload measures in a cognitive architecture. 7th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications 2016, pp. 11-16, Wroclaw, Poland. ISBN: 978-1-5090-2645-6 Abstract

    Nils Volkening, Anirudh Unni*, Birte Sofie Löffler, Sebastian Fudickar, Jochem W. Rieger,  Andreas Hein (2016) Characterizing the influence of muscle activity in fNIRS brain activation measurements. 8th IFAC International Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control 2016, pp.84-88, Kolmärden, Sweden (*shared first author) Abstract

    Anirudh Unni, Klas Ihme, Henrik Surm, Lars Weber, Andreas Lüdtke, Daniela Nicklas, Meike Jipp, Jochem W. Rieger (2015) Brain Activity Measured with fNIRS for the Prediction of Cognitive Workload. 6th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, pp. 349-354, Györ, Hungary Abstract

     

    Conference Abstracts

    Alexander Trende, Anirudh Unni, Lars Weber, Jochem W. Rieger, Andreas Lüdtke: An investigation into human-autonomous vs. human-human vehicle interaction in time-critical situations. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3321544 PETRA2019, 303-304

    Anirudh Unni, Benedikt Kretzmeyer, Klas Ihme, Frank Köster, Meike Jipp and Jochem W. Rieger. Demonstrating brain-level interactions between working memory load and frustration while driving using fNIRS. Presented at the 2nd Neuroergonomics Conference on The Brain at Work and in everyday life, 27-29th June 2018, Philadelphia, USA. Abstract

    Jochem W. Rieger, Jakob Scheunemann, Klas Ihme, Frank Köster, Meike Jipp and Anirudh Unni. Demonstrating brain-level interactions between working memory load and driving demand level using fNIRS. Presented at the 2nd Neuroergonomics Conference on The Brain at Work and in everyday life, 27-29th June 2018, Philadelphia, USA. Abstract

    Jakob Scheunemann, Anirudh Unni, Jochem W. Rieger. (2017) Demonstrating brain interactions between working memory load and lateral control demands while driving using fNIRS. NVP symposium "Psychophysiology on the road towards enhanced traffic safety", 3-4 August 2017, Leiden, Netherlands Abstract

    Anirudh Unni, Klas Ihme, Meike Jipp, Jochem W. Rieger. (2016) Estimating cognitive workload levels while driving using fNIRS. 1st Neuroergonomics Conference on The Brain at Work and in everyday life, Paris (ISBN: 9780128119266)


    Klas Ihme, Anirudh Unni*, Jochem W. Rieger, Meike Jipp. (2016) Assessing driver frustration using fNIRS. 1st Neuroergonomics Conference on The Brain at Work and in everyday life, Paris (ISBN: 9780128119266) (*shared first author)

    Andreas Löcken, Anirudh Unni, Heiko Müller, Jochem Rieger, Wilko Heuten, Susanne Boll, The car that cares: Introducing an in-vehicle ambient light display to reduce cognitive load. Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Eindhoven, Oct 27-30, 2013

    Book Chapters

    Bertram Wortelen, Anirudh Unni, Jochem W. Rieger, Andreas Lüdtke and Jan-Patrick Osterloh. Monte Carlo Methods for Real-Time Driver Workload Estimation using a Cognitive Architecture. Chapter 2, pp. 25-48; Cognitive Infocommunications, Theory and Applications, Springer 2018. Download (restricted access)

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