I am a Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
Previously I was a researcher at the CHILI 🌶️ Lab and Mobots 🤖 Group at EPFL. I hold a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Grenoble Alps. My research aims at creating acceptable and useful assistive robot interactions using social signal sensing, affective and cognitive reasonning and natural expressivity. My latest work has investigated the use of tangible robots in education and rehabiliation.
I am currently the Early Career Academic representatitive for the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Early Career Academic Network (ECAN) and the ECA Eng. representative at the Faculty Board. I am also the treasurer for the newly created #SydCHI Local Chapter.
Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools
A social robot to help the transition from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet in Kazakhstan