Contact Info
Crerar 373

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.


Human Computer Interaction

Exploring the interfaces between people and technologies

Labs & Groups

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Lab

Sarah Sebo
Developing robots that help people by engaging them in intelligent, intuitive, and purposeful social interactions.

News & Events

UChicago CS News

The Computing Pipeline: A Foundation for Diversifying Computer Science

Nov 28, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago Research Tests Whether Robots or Humans Are Better Game Partners

Oct 18, 2022
UChicago CS News

First In-Person Robotics Class Lets Students See Code Come To (Artificial) Life

Sep 06, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Labs Join Museum of Science & Industry For Robot Block Party

Apr 20, 2022
Past Event

HCI Series: Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell) – Closing the Sensing-to-Intervention Loop for Behavioral Health

Nov 05, 2020
UChicago CS News

New Assistant Professor Sarah Sebo Wants to Build Better Robot Teammates

Oct 26, 2020
UChicago CS News

Four New Faculty Join UChicago Computer Science for 2020-21

Jul 27, 2020
Past Event

Sarah Sebo (Yale) – Improving Team Performance and Dynamics within Human-Robot Teams

Mar 16, 2020
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