ECE's Tan receives Google Faculty Research Award

Professor Hong Z. Tan is among the recipients of the 2018 Google Faculty Research Awards. These annual awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to recognize and support the research of world-class faculty members at top universities around the world.
Hong Tan, professor of electrical and computer engineering, demoing the Purdue/MIT TAPS (TActile Phonemic Sleeve) to a conference attendee at EuroHaptics 2018.

Professor Tan’s project is titled “Increasing Speech Communication Rates through the Skin.”

Professor Tan is the founder and director of Purdue’s Haptic Interface Research Laboratory, which is dedicated to research on the underlying principles for the design, development and evaluation of human-computer interfaces, with an emphasis on haptic, or touch-based, interfaces.

Several other ECE faculty have received Google Faculty Research Awards in the past, including Ed Delp (2017), Shreyas Sen (2016), T.N. Vijaykumar (2012 and 2013), Sanjay Rao (2013), and Y. Charlie Hu (2012).

Project Paper: A Phonemic-Based Tactile Display for Speech Communication

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