17 July 2018
I was featured on the Shattered Glass podcast. I speak with the awesome hosts about my research and being a woman in science!
5 June 2018
Local NPR station WESA interviewed me for a radio segment about a new ONR-funded collaboration exploring robot self-assessment. This work is joint with professors at CMU, U Mass Lowell, BYU, and Tufts.
25 May 2018
I was interviewed by Ira Flatow for NPR's Science Friday during the Science Friday Live in Pittsburgh show. I talk about how robots can help people by understanding them better.
15 March 2018
I'm delighted to announce that my lab's work on identifying when people need help from an assistive robot has been funded by the National Science Foundation!
22 February 2018
I'm in San Francisco, talking on a panel about AI to the CMU Board of Trustees.
23 January 2018
Very pleased to announce that a paper I co-authored with Rosario Scalise, Shen Li, Stephanie Rosenthal, and Sidd Srinivasa has been accepted to IJRR.
22 January 2018
I gave a guest lecture today to the CMU Tepper School of Business Technology Leadership Track.
12 December 2017
I gave a talk about my research and career path to the Girls of Steel (CMU's all-girl FIRST Robotics Team). I had an awesome time!
16 November 2017
I'm at Cornell in beautiful Ithaca, NY, for the HRI 2018 Program Committee meeting.
10 November 2017
My lab is demonstrating our assistive robot research at the CMU's Founders Exposition, part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the merger (between Carnegie Tech and the Mellon Institute) that created CMU.
8 November 2017
I was interviewed by KDKA Pittsburgh about the future of technology. See their report.
18 October 2017
I am giving a Computer Science Colloquium talk at USC titled: "Toward Natural Interactions with Assistive Robots".
18 October 2017
I am presenting my research to CMU alumni and donors at a CMUThink event in Los Angeles. My talk is titled: "Understanding Human Needs for Better Assistive Robots".
22 September 2017
I gave a talk at the CMU Robotics Institute Seminar today titled "Toward Natural Interactions With Assistive Robots". You can see the full talk here.
15 July 2017
I am giving an invited talk at the RSS Women in Robotics workshop.
15 July 2017
I am co-organizing an RSS 2017 workshop titled: "Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction". Thanks to all our presenters and participants!
1 July 2017
I start my new position as Assistant Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University!
6 June 2017
A paper co-authored with Shen Li, Rosario Scalise, Sidd Srinivasa, and Stephanie Rosenthal has been accepted to Ro-Man 2017!
24 January 2017
My article, "Social Eye Gaze in Human-Robot Interaction: A Review" has been accepted to the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction!
18 June 2016
I'm in Ann Arbor, Michigan for RSS 2016, where I'm co-organizing a workshop titled Planning for HRI: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics.
10 March 2016
Yahoo News interviewed me about our robot HERB in Pittsburgh: Innovation in the Steel City, a short documentary about the revitalization of Pittsburgh.
14 January 2016
My paper on modeling nonverbal behavior for human-robot collaboration was accepted to ICRA 2016!
26 November 2015
My paper has been accepted at the 2016 International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016)! The paper is about modeling a user's perspective of a visual scene to generate more effective robot nonverbal behaviors during collaborative human-robot interactions.
23 November 2015
I successfully defended my PhD thesis! My dissertation describes how complex nonverbal communication can be modeled to produce more interactive human-robot interactions.
9 November 2015
I'm at MIT in Boston, MA for a two-day career workshop called Rising Stars in EECS, which brings together top graduate and postdoc women to discuss navigating early academic careers.
11 September 2015
I'm on the Program Committee for the 2016 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, one of the premier venues for AI research worldwide.
31 August 2015
My extended abstract was accepted to the AAAI 2015 Fall Symposium on AI for Human-Robot Interaction, which will be held in Arlington VA in November.
28 June 2015
I was accepted to participate in the 2015 Rising Stars in EECS: An Academic Career Workshop for Women, to be held at MIT in November. The workshop brings together roughly 60 top EECS graduate and postdoctoral women interested in academia, for two days of scientific interactions and informal sessions.
13 May 2015
I had a great visit to Pittsburgh hosted by Carnegie Mellon's Personal Robotics Lab. I gave a research talk to the group and met with researchers from CMU and the University of Pittsburgh.
24 April 2015
I gave a research talk at the Cornell Computer Science Department's Robotics/AI Seminar, and spent the day meeting many interesting researchers.
13 February 2015
My paper, titled "Eye Gaze in Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction," was accepted to the Human-Robot Teaming workshop at HRI 2015, to be held on March 2nd in Portland, OR.
25 November 2014
My submission to the ACM SIGAI Career Network Conference has been accepted as a talk! I will discuss my research with other early-career scientists at this one-day event in Austin, Texas in January.
12 November 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 November 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.
28 October 2014
I am at USC for the Socially Assistive Robotics Expeditions Student Workshop, which I co-organized. The workshop aims to bring together students and postdocs from our Expeditions partner institutions to share research experiences and build tools for future collaboration.
8 October 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 August 2014
My extended abstract was accepted to the AAAI 2014 Fall Symposium on AI for Human-Robot Interaction, which will be held in Arlington VA in November.
8 August 2014
My paper, "Data-Driven Model of Nonverbal Behavior for Socially Assistive Human-Robot Interactions," has been accepted to ICMI 2014, to be held in Istanbul in November.
26 July 2014
I presented my paper, "Speech and Gaze Conflicts in Collaborative Human-Robot Interactions" at CogSci 2014 in Quebec City, Canada.
22 July 2014
I have been awarded an NSF travel grant to attend IROS 2014 in Chicago in September.
21 June 2014
Just finished a three-day visit to Mountain View for Google's Scholar Retreat, where I met other winners of the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship as well as winners of other scholarships from Google.
16 June 2014
I gave an invited talk, sat on a panel, and demonstrated my latest research at the MobiSys 2014 Workshop for Mobile Augmented Reality and Robotics-Based Technology Systems in New Hampshire.
13 May 2014
I was a judge at the New Haven Science Fair, an annual competition of science projects from New Haven public school students.
15 April 2014
I organized a "virtual field trip" over Google Hangouts with several after school programs in New Mexico. My labmates and I gave robot demos and talked to the students about how to become roboticists. Here's a screenshot!
4 April 2014
Two of my papers were accepted for oral presentation at CogSci 2014, to be held in Quebec City in July.
21 March 2014
I am proud to announce that I am the recipient of a 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship!
9 March 2014
I'm an Associate Editor for the 2014 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO2014), to be held in conjunction with IROS 2014 in Chicago.
4 March 2014
I presented my paper, "Deliberate Delays During Robot-to-Human Handovers Improve Compliance With Gaze Communication," at the 2014 International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in Bielefeld, Germany.
28 February 2014
I am a finalist in the Palantir Scholarship for Women in Technology! I spent a fun day visiting Palantir's offices, interviewing for the scholarship, and learning about the company.
26 February 2014
I gave a colloquium talk at the Mathematics and Computer Science department at Wesleyan University, my alma mater.
21 February 2014
I had a fun afternoon demonstrating robots to Bethany Community School's GEMS club. The afterschool program for 9-12 year old girls aims to build excitement about STEM fields through hands-on activities with current women in STEM.
25 January 2014
I helped organize the Yale Celebration of Women in Computing, at which I also led a panel on graduate studies.
5 January 2014
I'm on the Program Committee for the Workshop for Mobile Assistive and Robotic technology-based systems (MARS) to be held at Mobisys 2014 in June.
25 November 2013
My paper was accepted for presentation at HRI 2014, to be held in Bielefeld, Germany in March.
6 November 2013
The Social Robotics Lab had a fun open house for the community.
8 October 2013
I gave a talk about my research at the Davenport College Graduate Research Forum.
3 August 2013
I attended CogSci 2013 in Berlin, where I presented my work about the perception of robots in majority and minority groups.
7 June 2013
Finished up a great week-long visit with the Personal Robotics Lab at CMU in preparation for our month-long collaboration in August.
14 May 2013
I went to Washington, D.C. to participate in the NSF Expeditions in Computing PI meeting, where I got to talk about my lab's grant for Socially Assistive Robotics.
30 April 2013
I gave my second Official Graduate Student Talk to the CS department, thereby completing the penultimate departmental requirement for my PhD.
15 April 2013
I'm on the Program Committee for the Human Robot Collaboration workshop, to be held in conjunction with RSS in June.
2 April 2013
My paper was accepted to the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held in Berlin, Germany.
6 March 2013
I presented my paper, titled "Are You Looking At Me? Perception of Robot Attention is Mediated by Gaze Type and Group Size," at the 2013 International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in Tokyo, Japan.
3 March 2013
I helped run the 2013 Pioneers Workshop at HRI.
1 March 2013
I was awarded a Student Volunteer Scholarship to attend HRI 2013.