Kevin M. Passino

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


OSU Distinguished Scholar


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  • Technology for Social Justice uses engineering principles to advance technology that promotes social justice. Current focus areas include antiracist technologies, those below, and wellness. A course on Antiracist Technology is offered Aumtumn 2020, and another is being developed for Autumn 2021. There are many opportunities for engineering research on this topic (e.g., equality, diversity, and inclusion), some given here.
  • Technology 4 Mental Health group uses health, social, and educational sciences, along with feedback control theory/engineering, to develop mental health treatments: Stress reduction, mood disorders (depression, bipolar illness), and attention. EEG, PPG, heart rate/heart rate variability, and accelerometers enable bio-signal driven auto-generation/modulation of music/light for stress reduction or depression alleviation, and "adaptive ambience" provides multimodal/group sensory modulation for stress reduction. See here.