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Hi, I'm Jared Duval.
Student. Researcher. Designer.
About Me. Contact Me.

I am a first year PhD student at University of California Santa Cruz studying Computer Science in the Interactive Systems for Individuals with Special needs lab. I recieved my bachelor's degree from Western New England University in Computer Science.

My research focuses on making technology more accessible for those with physical and mental dissabilites. I think technology should be a tool for everyone, not a burden. I am also interested in research about computational models of emotion and artificial intelligence.

Address 313 Village Circle
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone 774.452.3372
Email jduval@ucsc.edu
jareduval26@gmail.com
 
My Resume.
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Research

Undergraduate Research. Graduate Research

At Western New England University, I led a group of fellow undergraduates to design a computational model of surprise. Using Narratives, STRIPS operators, and a planning network data structure, we designed a model that could theoritically quantify how surprising an event is compared to others. Our poster abstract was published in the 2016 CCSCNE journal.

Click Here for a copy of the CCSCNE 2015 Journal (Pg 24)

My research focuses on making technology more accessible for those with physical and mental dissabilites. I think technology should be a tool for everyone, not a burden. I am currently taking over a project that is aimed at helping children with cleft speech through an interactive app that hosts mini-games that encourage children to practice speaking correctly

 
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Hobbies

Cooking Music Gardening

I love to cook! Growing up, I did much of the grocery shopping and cooking for my family. Providing for them made me feel like I contributed. I love to learn how to cook new recipes, though I usually never follow one. I appreciate when people from different cultures teach me how to prepare their style of cooking!

Music has always been a big passion of mine. I love to sing and dance. I was a member of an elite nationally compettitive show choir at Shepherd Hill Regional High School. We performed at many locations around the country. During undergrad, I worked as an actor, director, and light designer for the Stageless Players performing theatre.

I just recently planted my first garden right after moving to Santa Cruz. It is a hobby that pairs well with cooking! I appreciate the growing seasons here and the access to fresh food. Prior to moving to California, I would occasionally help with my grandfather's farm in Massachusetts

 

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