I am Sheldon B. and Marianne S. Lubar Professor of Computer Science, Psychology, and Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the director of the People and Robots Laboratory. I received my PhD degree from Carnegie Mellon University‘s Human-Computer Interaction Institute in 2009.
I am the chief editor of the HRI section of the journal Frontiers in Robotics & AI. If you are an HRI researcher interested in publishing in a rigorous, open-access venue, please submit! I am also an associated editor of Human-Computer Interaction and Foundations and Trends® in Human-Computer Interaction. I am also the secretary-treasurer of the HCI Consortium.
If you are interested in joining the People and Robots Lab, please read this page.
Download my CV — Updated: March 2023
My research in human-robot interaction (HRI) builds human-centered principles and methods to enable effective and intuitive interactions between people and robotic technologies and facilitate the successful integration of these technologies into human environments. Below are highlights from ongoing projects in the People and Robots Lab.
|HRI Design Tools||Human-Robot Collaboration|
|Building Social Companions||Supporting Social Participation|
I teach undergraduate and graduate classes on human-computer interaction, user experience design, and research methods. Below are courses that I am currently teaching or have taught in the last year.
|Building User Interfaces||HCI Research Methods|
I work with a fantastic group of advisees who come from a diverse set of background including computer science, industrial design, industrial engineering, and history who are already building their own research programs. If you are interested in working with me, please read this page.
|Current Advisees||Past Advisees|
|Sophie Wohltjen, Postdoctoral Researcher||Emmanuel Senft, Postdoctoral Advisee, Idiap Research Institute|
|Pragathi Praveena, CS Graduate Student||Hajin Lim, Postdoctoral Advisee, Seoul National University|
|Andrew Schoen, CS Graduate Student||Danny Rakita, PhD Advisee, Yale University|
|Mike Hagenow, ME Graduate Student||David Porfirio, PhD Advisee, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory|
|Laura Stegner, CS Graduate Student||Sean Andrist, PhD Advisee, Microsoft Research|
|Bengisu Cagiltay, CS Graduate Student||Joseph Michaelis, PhD Advisee, University of Illinois Chicago|
|Olivia Zhao, Psychology Graduate Student||Tomislav Pejsa, PhD Advisee, Facebook|
|Nathan White, CS Graduate Student||Chien-Ming Huang, PhD Advisee, Johns Hopkins University|
|Christine Lee, CS Graduate Student||Daniel Szafir, PhD Advisee, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill|
|Amy Koike, CS Graduate Student||Irene Rae, PhD Advisee, Google, Inc.|
|Dakota Sullivan, CS Graduate Student||Allison Sauppé, PhD Advisee, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse|
|Yaxin Hu, CS Graduate Student||Shadeequa Miller, PhD Advisee, Dell Corporation|
|Callie Kim, CS Graduate Student||Kevin Welsh, MS Advisee, Los Alamos National Labs|
|Nitzan Orr, CS Graduate Student||Curt Henrichs, MS Advisee, Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions, Inc.|
|Hailey Johnson, CS Graduate Student||Steven Johnson, MS Advisee, Google, Inc.|
|Yuna Hwang, CS Graduate Student||Margaret Pearce, MS Advisee, Deepfield|
|Christopher Bodden, MS Advisee, Software Engineer|
|Faisal Khan, MS Advisee, Argonne National Lab|
|Erica Lewis, BS Advisee, Intel|
|Nathalie Cheng, BS Advisee, Exygy|
|Jonathan Mumm, BS Advisee, Atomic Labs|
|Zhi Tan, BS Advisee, CMU Robotics Institute|