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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As the Director of the CORE Robotics Lab, I seek to design robots that can learn from interaction with people and their environments, explain to their human partners what was learned from those interactions, and collaborate in diverse human-robot teams in domains from home healthcare to manufacturing, autonomous driving, disaster response, and national security. The topic areas we advance in my lab include explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), human-robot interaction (HRI), deep reinforcement learning (RL) and multi-agent reinforcement learning (MARL), graph neural networks (GNNs), and natural language processing (NLP). I am a Co-Program Director for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 for advancing machine learning in healthcare. I have received early-career awards from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Fire Control Symposium and was selected as a DARPA Riser. I serve as Associate Editor for Autonomous Robots and the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction. I am also an active consultant and expert witness at the intersection of humans and technology.