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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.

SCOPUS: 0000-0002-1560-7994

Research Areas

Neurohaptics, Wearable haptics, Tactile perception, Cognitive electrophysiology

Societies & Organizations

Georgia Institute of Technology B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Highest Honors May 2018

Rice University M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering May 2021

Honors & Awards

Rice Engineering Alumni (REA) Graduate Travel Grant Award (December 2019)

Georgia Institute of Technology Women in Engineering (WIE) Mentorship Award (April 2017)

Lambda Sigma Honor Society National Scholarship (July 2015)