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HCII Seminar Series: Laurel Riek

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Laurel Riek
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame



Speaker's Bio

Laurel Riek is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include robotics, social signal processing, and health informatics.  She focuses on designing autonomous robots able to sense, respond, and adapt to human behavior. Her work also tackles real-world problems in healthcare, by creating novel sensing and robotics technology to improve patient safety. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, a Qualcomm Research Scholar Award, several best paper awards, and five recognition awards during her eight-year tenure as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer / Roboticist at MITRE. She was recently named as one of ASEE's 20 Faculty under 40. Riek serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems, as well as numerous conference program committees.  She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and her B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University.

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