Every year, ARCS Foundation awards scholarship funding across 55 of the nation’s top universities to graduate students in science, engineering and medical fields who are considered lead innovators in their field. To qualify for this prestigious award, students must demonstrate unique and impactful potential within their research as well as a high level of academic merit within their graduate class.
This year, awardees of the annual ARCS scholarship award include CUbiC’s own Ramin Tadayon, a 2nd-year PhD student in the Computer Science program in ASU. Ramin’s research involves the application of cognitive science and game theory toward the development of person-centered serious games for at-home stroke rehabilitation. This interdisciplinary work applies cognitive models and adaptive elements of serious games toward improving motor skill acquisition for individuals in rehabilitation programs worldwide.
Ramin leads this initiative as a member of CUbiC’s motor rehabilitation group, which develops expert-guided and user-driven solutions to challenging problems in the rehabilitation space as a part of CUbiC’s vision for research. Ramin’s work has earned him a $7000 award from the Phoenix Chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. for the 2014-2015 academic year.