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I am a sixth year PhD candidate in Computer Science working with Brian Scassellati in the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University. I'm interested in socially assistive robotics, artificial intelligence, computational models of human cognition, and developmental robotics.

My research focuses on developing intelligent, autonomous robots that help humans in social ways. I apply my background in robotics, computer science, and cognitive psychology to design non-verbal communication behaviors that improve human-robot interactions. Applications of my research include robot tutors, robotic therapy tools, and robot home or office assistants.

I have been recognized for my scholarly achievements with awards including a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, and a Palantir Women in Technology Scholarship.


8 Oct 2014

I'm in Phoenix for the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. I'll be leading a roundtable discussion on undergraduate research experiences at the Student Opportunity Lab on Wednesday.

14 Sep 2014

I'm in Chicago for IROS 2014! I'll be giving a talk about socially assistive robotics at the Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics workshop on Thursday, September 18. (Edit 10/5: Here's a picture of me at the "Lunch with Leaders" event.)