CEC PhD Students Win 1st and 2nd Place Doctoral Doctoral Research Awards at ICHMS 2022

The 2022 IEEE International Conference on Human-Machine Systems (ICHMS), held in Orlando, Florida, conducted a Doctoral Research Award Competition (DAC) or doctoral research contributions. Contributions were ranked for both paper submissions and conference presentations by a conference review team. Two CEC Lab members won awards, Sarah Walsh (5th year Robotics PhD Candidate) and Divya Srivastava (5th year Mechanical Engineering PhD Candidate).

1st Place – Sarah Walsh with co-author Karen Feigh

“Consideration of Strategy-specific Adaptive Decision Support”

2nd Place – Divya Srivastava with co-authors J. Mason Lilly and Karen M. Feigh

“The Impact of Improving Shared Situation Awareness on AI-Advised Decision Making”

3rd Place – Jiancheng Nie with co-authors Yusuke Sugahara and Yukio Takeda

“Design of Wearable Robotic Support Limbs for Walking Assistance Based on Configurable Support Polygon”

Each awardee received a commemorative plaque, identifying the conference and contribution. Awardees also received an honorarium from the conference.

Author: swalsh40

Sarah is working toward her PhD in Robotics at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Her research focuses on the development of shared mental models at the intersection of AI interpretability and human behavior analysis to improve human-AI collaboration in team decision-making tasks. Sarah grew up in Tuckerton, New Jersey. She received her BS in Mathematics from Stockton University and completed her BS in Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers University. After working at the Stevens Institute of Technology and Sandia National Laboratories, Sarah chose to continue her education at Georgia Tech. After graduation, Sarah plans to leverage her training and experience to begin her professional career as a research scientist driving innovation in the fields of artificial intelligence and user-experience.

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