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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.


12 Nov 2014

I am attending the International Conference on Multimodal Intelligence (ICMI) in Istanbul, Turkey. I will be presenting my preliminary model of nonverbal behavior in HRI at the poster session on Thursday.

10 Nov 2014

I'm spending two days at Georgia Tech in Atlanta at the Expeditions in Computing Joint Project Meeting. Researchers from the Socially Assistive Robotics Expedition (including those from Yale) are meeting with researchers from the Computational Behavioral Science Expedition to learn how we can collaborate and share tools.