Alix Macklin is a PhD student at Rice University. Her program of study is Electrical and Computer Engineering with a specialization in Neuroengineering. She is a graduate researcher in the Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab and her current research focus is to better understand haptic perception of wearable tactile displays as well as develop neural-based methods for assessing perception of tactile cues. She has experience working with unimodal and multimodal haptic displays as well as Electroencephalography (EEG) recording techniques. Specifically, she uses psychophysical methods to evaluate perception of tactile cues, as well as Event Related Potential (ERP) techniques and Multivariate Pattern Analysis frameworks to quantify sensory processing of novel tactile displays that are used for transmitting information to users.