I am a researcher at Microsoft Research AI in the Perception and Interaction Group. My research interests involve designing, building, and evaluating socially interactive technologies that are physically situated in the open world, particularly embodied virtual agents and robots.
A summary of my PhD thesis in three minutes.
A five-video playlist from UW-Madison's "Science Narratives" centered on the UW-Madison Human-Computer Interaction Lab and our social robotics research.
My talk at the UW CSE Robotics Seminar on gaze mechanisms for embodied agents.
- Wired (UK), 2016: "This robot changes how it looks depending on your personality"
- IEEE Spectrum (US), 2016: "This robot changes how it looks at you to match your personality"
- Popular Science (US), 2014: "Robots seem more thoughtful if they glance away while they talk"
- New Scientist (UK), 2014: "The robot tricks to bridge the uncanny valley"