Nelson Hidalgo

Research Assistant
  • Affective Computing

Nelson Hidalgo is a graduate student in the Affective Computing research group. He is a NSF GRFP fellow, Amazon Day One fellow, and Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar. Nelson is interested in developing human-computer interfaces and  computational tools for continuous health monitoring that aim to augment cognitive health and performance. 

Before joining the MIT Media Lab as a graduate student, he completed his Bachelor's in Computer Science and Computational Neuroscience at MIT. His previous work focused on brain-computer interfaces, multimodal signal processing, and artificial intelligence applied to predicting affective and visually evoked cognitive states. Nelson contributed to research in these areas as an undergraduate research assistant at Fluid Interfaces, and as an intern at Apple and Samsung Design Innovation Center.