Transdisciplinary Ph.D. program joint between Bouvé College of Health Science and College of Computer and Information Science combining, health, computer science, and design
Continuing my doctoral work leveraging innovative technology for psychological and neuroscience research, I am working to further develop, validate, and disseminate tools and methods to enable the use of interpersonal physiological synchrony measures by researchers conducting both basic and translational research into social and affective functioning in ASD.
Design and develop iOS software for education, with a focus on supporting child and teacher development. Recent projects include iScaffold for iPad, an interactive multimedia application for teachers and educational coaches for the Tools of the Mind curriculum to access curriculum content. For more information see iScaffold.net
Building on technology I helped to develop as part of the iCalm project, I was hired by Affectiva's founders as the first employee to oversee all aspects of taking the iCalm technology from a university prototype to a high-quality commercial product sold to hundreds of researchers and clinicians around the world. Through this process I redesigned and re-engineered the device to make it robust, affordable to manufacture, comfortable, easy-to-use, and oversaw the design and deployment of software tools to simplify management, viewing, and analysis of physiology data recorded by the newly branded Q Sensor. As the company grew, I assumed the role of Product Manager for the entire Q Sensor product line, overseeing a five person engineering team that included electrical engineers, software engineers, and digital signal processing scientists. As Product Manager, I also worked closely with customers including researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford University, the Palo Alto Veterans Administration, Yale University, and the Sensory Processing Foundation to determine requirements and design features to serve a diverse customer base, including many autism researchers, and to provide guidance on best practices in ambulatory psychophysiology research.
Part of a small engineering team designing and implementing wearable wireless physiological sensing system (iCalm) for use in psychological research on emotion. Duties included circuit design, circuit board layout, design for manufacture, and testing and assembly of physiological sensing units. This work led to a journal article on which I am a co-author, a utility patent on which I am an inventor, and a an MIT spin-out company of which I was a founding employee.
* Formerly Oliver Wilder-Smith
Teaching Assistant for E-123a Analog Electronic Design, ENSC E-123 Digital Electronic Design courses. Responsibilities include leading review sections, assisting in weekly lab sessions, responding to student questions, and grading and commenting on weekly homework and exams.
Assisted with research on affective forecasting and decision-making under the supervision of Professor Daniel Gilbert. Responsibilities included conducting experiments, entering and analyzing data using SPSS.
Worked with children grades 1-6 with special needs (including children on the autism spectrum, and children diagnosed with ADHD) leading cooperative games designed to support social and emotional development. One year of internship, then hired as a paid employee in 2005. For more information about this organization see http://www.academymetrowest.com/.
Teaching Assistant for P-123 Analog and Digital Electronic Circuit Design course. Responsibilities included leading review sections, assisting in weekly lab sessions, responding to student questions, and grading and commenting on weekly homework and exams.
Teaching Assistant for S-123 Analog and Digital Electronic Circuit Design Course. Responsibilities included leading review sections, running weekly lab sessions, responding to student questions, and grading and commenting on weekly homework and exams.
Fletcher R.R., Dobson K., Goodwin M.S., Eydgahi H., Wilder-Smith O., Fernholz D., Kuboyama Y., Hedman E., Poh M.-Z., Picard R.W. iCalm: wearable sensor and network architecture for wirelessly communicating and logging autonomic activity — IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 2010 14(2): 215‐223
Hedman, E., Wilder-Smith, O., Goodwin, M.S., Poh, M.-Z., Fletcher, R., Picard, R. iCalm: Measuring electrodermal activity in almost any setting — 3rd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, 2009 pp.1-2, 10-12
Chaspari, T., Goodwin, M., Wilder-Smith, O., Gulsrud, A., Mucchetti, C., Kasari, C., & Narayanan, S. (2014, May). A non-homogeneous Poisson process model of skin conductance responses integrated with observed regulatory behaviors for Autism intervention. In Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2014 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 1611-1615). IEEE.
Palumbo, R. V, Marraccini, M., Weyandt, L., Wilder-Smith, O., Liu, S., McGee, H., & Goodwin, M. S. (2016). Interpersonal Physiology: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Personality and Social Psychology Review.
Wilder-Smith, O., J. C. Sullivan, R. V. Palumbo, C. DiStefano, A. Gulsrud, C. K. McCracken, C. Kasari and M.S. Goodwin, Quantitative Assessment of Socio-Affective Dynamics in Autism Using Interpersonal Physiology International Meeting For Autism Research, Baltimore, MD. May, 2016
O. Saunders Wilder, J. Sullivan, R. V. Palumbo, & M. S. Goodwin, Physiological Synchrony and Interpersonal Processes: How Shared Physiology Shapes Interaction. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention 2018, Atlanta, GA. March, 2018
Wilder-Smith, O. & Goodwin, M.S. EDA Toolkit: A browser-based tool for viewing multimodal physiological and behavioral data 4th Annual Meeting of NSF Expeditions in Computer Science: Computational Behavioral Science. October, 2013
O. Saunders Wilder, J. Sullivan, K. Johnson, R. V. Palumbo, C. Cumpanasiou, R. Picard and M. S. Goodwin, Dyadic Physiological Interdependence And Social Reciprocity In ASD International Meeting For Autism Research, Rotterdam, Netherlands. May, 2018 (accepted)
O. Saunders Wilder, Social Emotional Differences in ASD, Guest Lecture for Autism Theory & Technology Course, MIT. March 2018
O. Saunders Wilder, Affective Computing in the Classroom: Theory, Methods, and Technology, Measuring and Assessing Skills Conference, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago, February 2018
O. Saunders Wilder, Measuring Emotion and Its Physiology In Social Interaction, Guest Lecture for Affective Computing Course, MIT. November 2017
Wilder-Smith, O. (March, 2013) ￼Physiological Measurement In Empirical Research: Theory, Technology, & Best Practices Guest lecture for Empirical Research Methods, Northeastern University.
Wilder-Smith, O. (April, 2011) An Introduction to Measuring Emotion: Theory, Technology, and Best Practices. Guest lecture for Measuring the User Experience, Bentley University.
|Microcontrollers (AVR, ARM)||6 Years|
|Analog/digital electronics (wireless, filtering, mixed signal)||6 Years|
|PCB layout and design (2 and 4 layer boards)||3 Years|
|Reflow soldering||3 Years|
|C, C for Embedded Targets (AVR, ARM7)||6 Years|
|Assembler (Intel)||6 Years|
|ActionScript w/ Flex Framework||1 Year|
|Objective C, iOS development||4 Years|
|Android Development||1 Year|
|Ruby on Rails||1 Year|
|Laser Cutting||6 Months|
|Water Jet||6 Months|
|Adobe Illustrator CS5||3 Years|
|Adobe Photoshop CS5||3 Years|
|Adobe InDesign CS5||1 Year|