Publications

Awards

  • May 2012. Ortega, F. 1,000 US Dollars to purchase equipment related to 3D User Interfaces provided by CRC Press. 
  • March 2012. Ortega, F. 350 US Dollars. ACM I3D Stipend Grant.
  • GAANN Fellowship for 3 Years. Ortega,F.  Awarded by the US Department of Education and Florida International University. [info]
  • GAANN Fellowship Extension for 1 additional Year.
  • McKnight Dissertation Fellowship Extension. One additional semester Fall 2014. [info]
  • McKnight Dissertation Fellowship 2013-2014 [info]
  • Tapia Conference Scholarship 2014.
  • XBOX One Video Game System given by Microsoft for First Price in 2D Game: Ninja Crazy Diamond.
  • Overall Graduate Student 2014 — Award by SCIS School at FIU. (award link)
  • Nominated to Overall Graduate Student 2014 for the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU.

Books

  • Francisco R. Ortega, Fatemeh Abyarjoo, Armando Barreto, Napthali Rishe, Malek Adjouadi. “Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces: The World of Modern Input Devices for Research, Applications, and Game Development”. CRC Press. January 2016. 
  • Francisco R. Ortega, Napthali Rishe, Armando Barreto, “Handbook of Input and 3D User Interaction: Theory and Practice”. CRC Press. December 2016.

Refereed: Journal Articles

  • (In progress) 3D Navigation using multi-touch desktop display.
  • Cofino J., Barreto A., Abyarjoo F., Ortega F.R., (2014) “Sonically-Enhanced Tabular Screen-Reading”, Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities (JTPD), Vol. 2, pp. 46-57.
  • Peng Ren, Armando Barreto, Jian Huang, Ying Gao, Francisco R. Ortega, Malek Adjouadi. “Off-line and On-line Stress Detection through Processing of the Pupil Diameter Signal”. Annals of Biomedical Engineering [journal]. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 42, No. 1, January 2014 (  2013) pp. 162–176 DOI: 10.1007/s10439-013-0880-9. [Q1 JCR Impact factor 2.575 for 2012] [pdf]

Refereed: Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences & in Electrical Engineering.

  • Tangnimitchok S., O-larnnithipong N., Barreto A., Ortega F. R., and Rishe N. D., “Finding an Efficient Threshold for Fixation Detection in Eye Gaze Tracking”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 9732, pp. 1–11, 2016.
  • Francisco R Ortega, Su Liu, Frank Hernandez, Armando Barreto, Naphtali Rishe, and Malek Adjouadi. “PeNTa: Formal Modeling for Multi-Touch Systems Using Petri Net”. In Human-Computer Interaction. Theories, Methods, and Tools, pages 361–372. Springer International Publishing, January 2014. [pdf] [book] [ISBN: 978-3319072326]
  • Ortega F.,  Barreto A., Rishe N. and Adjoudi M., “Interaction with 3D Environments using Multi-Touch Screens ”, Proceedings of CISSE 2011: The International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering, December 3 – 1, 2011, Bridgeport, CT. Springer 2013. LNEE 152, pp. 381-392. (Note: Printed edition contains type in first author’s last name. It appears as Ortego) [pdf] [book] [ISBN: 978-1-4614-3534-1]
  • Verhoef T., Lisetti C., Barreto A., Ortega F., Van der Zant T. and Cnossen F., “Bio-sensing for Emotional Characterization without Word Labels”, Human-Computer Interaction. Ambient, Ubiquitous and Intelligent Interaction, 13th International Conference, HCI International. LNCS 5612, pp. 693–702,2009. [pdf] [book] [ISBN: 978-3-642-02579-2]

Refereed: Book Articles / Chapters 

  • Hernandez H., Ortega F., “Reducing Video Game Creation Effort with Eberos GML2D”, Chapter in Game Development Tools Books edited by Marwan Y. Ansari. May 2011. Chapter 19. pp 267-278. AK Peters/CRC Press pdf] [book] [amazon] [isbn: 978-1568814322]

Refereed: Conference Articles

  • Ortega, F., Balcazar, R., Barreto A., Rishe N.“Smart Learning Desk: Towards an Interactive Classroom.”, IEEE Virtual Reality 2016 Workshop on K-12 Embodied Learning through Virtual & Augmented Reality (KELVAR), 2016.
  • Ortega, F., Barreto A., Rishe N.,  O-Larnnithipong, N., Adjouadi M., Abyarjoo, F., “GyroTouch: Wrist Gyroscope with a Multi-Touch Display.”, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Abyarjoo, F., O-Larnnithipong, N., Tangnimitchok, S., Adjouadi M., Ortega, F.Barreto A., “PostureMonitor: Real-Time IMU Wearable Technology to Foster Poise and Health.”, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Ortega F., Rishe N.,Barreto A., “TAMGeF: Touch-midAir-Motion Framework for Spatial Input”, In Proceedings of the 1st symposium on Spatial user interaction (SUI ’15) .
  • Ortega, F., Liu, S., Hernandez, F.,Barreto A., Rishe N., Adjouadi M., PeNTa: Formal Modeling for Multi-Touch Systems Using Petri Net.”, HCI International 2014, Crete, Greece. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science. For more information, see LNCS above).
  • Ortega, F., Hernandez, F., Barreto A., Rishe N., Adjouadi M., Liu S., “Exploring Modeling Language for Multi-Touch Systems using PetriNet”, Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces (ITS ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 361-364. DOI=10.1145/2512349.2512400  [pdf].
  • Ortega F., Barreto A., Rishe N.,“Augmenting Multi-Touch with Commodity Devices”, In Proceedings of the 1st symposium on Spatial user interaction (SUI ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, p. 95. DOI=10.1145/2491367.2491399 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2491367.2491399 [pdf]
  • Ortega F., Barreto A., Rishe N. and Adjoudi M., Abyarjoo F, Poster: Real-Time Gesture Detection for Multi-Touch Devices”, IEEE 8th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, 2013, pp 167-168. [pdf]
  • Cofino J., Barreto A., Abyarjoo F., Ortega F.“Sonifying HTML Tables for Audio-Spatially Enhanced Non-visual Navigation”, IEEE SoutheastCon 2013. [pdf]
  • Abyarjoo F., Barreto A., Abyarjoo S., Ortega F.Cofino J., “Monitoring Human Wrist Rotation in Three Degrees of Freedom”, IEEE SoutheastCON 2013. [pdf]
  • Ortega F., Barreto A., Rishe N. and Adjoudi M., Abyarjoo F., “Multi-Touch Gesture Recognition using Feature Extraction”, Proceedings of CISSE 2012: The International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering, December 7 – 9, 2012, Bridgeport, CT. [pdf]
  • Abyarjoo F., Barreto A., Cofino J., Ortega F., “Implementing a Sensor Fusion Algorithm for 3D Orientation Detection with Inertial/Magenetic Sensors”, CISSE 2012. [pdf]
  • Ortega F., Barreto A., Rishe N. and Adjoudi M., “Towards 3D Data Environments using Multi-Touch Screens”,  ACHI 2012 : The Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions. pp 118-121. [pdf]
  • Hernandez H., Ortega F., “Eberos GML2D: A Graphical Domain-Specific Language for Modeling 2D Video Games”, The 10th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling proceedings 2010. [pdf]
  • Wu Y., Hernandez F., Ortega F., Clarke PJ. and France R. ,“Measuring the Effort for Creating and Using Domain-Specific Models”, The 10th Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling proceedings 2010. [pdf]

Refereed: Poster Only (no proceeding) 

  • Ortega, F., Barreto A., Rishe N. and Adjoudi M., Abyarjoo F, “GyroTouch: Complementing the Multi-Touch Display”, Tapia 2014.
  • Cofino J., Barreto A., Abyarjoo F., Ortega F.“B.A.S.S. Blind-Assistive Spatialized Screen-reading”, Tapia 2014.

Ph.D. Dissertation

  • Ortega, F. .3D Navigation with Six Degrees-of-Freedom using a Multi-Touch Display. Defended November 7th, 2014.
    • Major Professors: Dr. Naphtali Rishe and Dr. Armando Barreto
    • Committee: Dr. Peter Clarke, Dr. Raju Rangaswami, and Dr. Zeng.
    • FIU Digital Common.
    • Large size, printable format pdf 81 MB [pdf]
    • Optimized Size. 3.5 MB [pdf]
    • Nominated for Dissertation Award College of Engineering and Computing.
    • Won Best Graduate Student Overall of School of Computer and Information Sciences.

Academic Presentations

  • Ortega, F., PostureMonitor: Real-Time IMU Wearable Technology to Foster Poise and Health, HCI International. Los Angeles, CA. August 2015.
  • Ortega, F., TAMGeF: Touch-midAir-Motion Framework for Spatial Input, ACM SUI 2015 (fast forward). Los Angeles, CA. August 2015.
  • Ortega, F., GyroTouch: Complementing the Multi-Touch Display, HCI International. Los Angeles, CA. August 2015.
  • Ortega, F.,  Towards 3D navigation using Multi-Touch Displays. University of Florida (Computer Science). Invited by Lisa Anthony. Gainesville, FL, 2015.
  • Ortega, F., PeNTa: Formal Modeling for Multi-Touch Systems Using Petri Net. HCI International. Crete, Greece. June 2014.
  • Ortega, F., GyroTouch: Augmenting the Multi-Touch. Poster. Tapia 2014. 
  • Ortega, F., Feature Extraction for Multi-Touch. for McKnight Fellowship at FIU. January 23rd.
  • Ortega, F. 3D Navigation with Commodity Devices and the Formalization of Multi-Touch language. University of Leeds, Leeds, England. October 18, 2013.  Colloquium Friday Series, Invited by Dr. Roy Ruddle. [ppt]
  • Ortega, F. Poster Presentation.  Exploring Modeling Language for Multi-Touch Systems using PetriNet. ITS 2013. St. Andrew, Scotland. 2013. [ppt]
  • Ortega, F. Poster Presentation and 1 Minute Fast-Forward.  Augmenting Multi-Touch with Commodity DevicesSUI 2013. Los Angeles, California. 2013 [ppt]
  • Ortega, F. Looking ahead. A Case for 3D User Interfaces. Guest Speaker for Florida International University Soft. Eng. Course. 3/27/2012 (Miami,FL.) [ppt]
  • Ortega,F.  Poster Presentation and 1 Minute Fast Forward: March 16-17, 2013. IEEE 8th Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, 2013. [ppt] [poster]
  • Ortega, F. Natural User Interfaces in 3D Navigation. Guest Speaker Florida International University. Guest Speaker for Computer Graphics Course. 2/26/2012 (Miami,FL.) [ppt]
  • Ortega, F. Motivating young minds: Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction. Guest for Career Day at W.R Thomas Middle School May 2nd, 2012. 13001 SW 26 STREET MIAMI, FL 33175. [ppt]
  • Ortega, F., 3D Navigation via 2D Multi Touch Surfaces. CS PhD Student Seminars, April 12, 2012. . Florida International University, ECS 349. [ppt]
  • Ortega, F. , Multi-Touch Gesture Recognition using Feature Extraction, CISSE 2012.  Bridgeport, CT.
  • Ortega, F. HCI and 3D Navigation. Guest for Human Computer Interaction Course CEN-3271, Feb 23, 2012. Florida International University, ECS 141. [ppt]
  • Ortega, F. , Interaction with 3D Environments using Multi-Touch Screens, CISSE 2011.  Bridgeport, CT.
  • Ortega, F., Alpha Shapes. Florida International University. 2009. [ppt]
  • Hernandez, H and Ortega, F. Affective Intelligent Agents, Final Class Project presentation. Florida International University, Fall 2008. [ppt]
  • Ortega, F. , IPhone and Affective Computing. Fall 2008. [ppt]

Reviewer

  • IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.
  • IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.
  • IEEE Sensors Journal.
  • ACM TAPIA 2015.

Reports 

  • Ortega, F.,  Computational Geometry: Alpha Shapes. Thank you Dr. Milenkovic from UM. 2009 [pdf]
  • Ortega, F. , Data Mining Final Project. 2008 [pdf]