About me

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.

I am also the director of the INTEGRATE NSF Research Traineeship program, a new interdisciplinary program designed to enrich the training of graduate student on the technical and societal facets of introducing robots into work environments. UW students from any graduate program can apply and join the INTEGRATE Community!

If you are interested in joining the People and Robots Lab, please read this page.

Download my CVUpdated: May 2024


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 ToolsHuman-Robot Collaboration
Building Social CompanionsSupporting Social Participation

Videos & Talks


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 InterfacesBuilding Interactive Systems


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