Kathy Nguyen

Student NameKathy Nguyen
Faculty Mentor NameChristopher Pryor, PhD
CollegeWarrington College of Business
MajorBachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management
MinorEngineering Innovation
Research InterestsNeurotechnology, Virtual Reality, Big Data
Academic AwardsIntel Excellence in Computer Science 2015
Intel Excellence in Computer Science 2016
The President’s Volunteer Service Award 2016
The President’s Volunteer Service Award 2017
American Legion Scholarship 2018
Martin Luther King Scholarship 2018
PEO International Scholar 2018
PEO International Scholar 2019
University Scholar Program 2020
OrganizationsUF Women’s Rugby
UF NaviGators International
Gator Scuba Club
UF Surf Club
Hobbies and InterestsScuba diving

Research Project

Increasing the Productivity and Well-being of Employees Through Implementation of Machine-Learning Neurotechnology into the Work Environment?

With the objective of becoming a global leader, business leaders have shifted their focus to the topic of brain health and cognitive performance. Within this agenda, companies may have more insight into the wellbeing and performance of their human capital. To do so, the implementation of machine learning neurotechnology into the workplace will allow companies to monitor brain activity and compute cognitive functions, which can include attention, distraction, stress, and cognitive load. In doing so, companies can increase the well-being and improve the productivity in the workplace; which will lead to an overall decrease in employee absenteeism, employee turnover rate, overtime expense, and an increase in retention rate, employee happiness, and employee productivity. By implementing these practices, companies will revolutionize workforce competency, and further promote expansion, growth, and efficiency gains.