I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. I received my PhD in Computer Science from Yale University in 2020 and my Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2014.
Focus Areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Robotics
My current research explores social dynamics in human-robot interactions, where a robot’s social behaviors lead to positive outcomes for people (e.g., improved team dynamics and performance in a human-robot team, educational learning outcomes for children). During my PhD, I focused on developing robots that improve the performance of human-robot teams by shaping team dynamics to promote inclusion, trust, and cohesion.
Labs & Groups
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Lab
Developing robots that help people by engaging them in intelligent, intuitive, and purposeful social interactions.