As of August 2017, I will be an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines. Before joining Mines, I (will have) earned a joint PhD in Computer Science and Cognitive Science and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from Tufts University (where I worked in the in the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory with Dr. Matthias Scheutz), and a B.A. in Computer Science from Hamilton College.

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My work broadly focuses on artificial intelligence for human-robot interaction, especially problems involving natural language understanding and generation in uncertain and unknown environments. My work is strongly informed by work in cognitive science, especially theories from linguistics and cognitive psychology.

Research Interests: artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction, natural language communication, augmented reality, multi-modal interaction, assistive technologies, robot ethics, dempster-shafer theory, uncanny valley

If you are a student interested in joining my laboratory, please send me an email with your research interests and contact information, so we can set up a time to talk!


  • Fall 2017 -- CSCI437: Computer Vision
  • Spring 2017 (Tufts University) -- COMP131: Artificial Intelligence