Graduate Students

Jake Brawer
1st Year Graduate Student
jake.brawer@yale.edu

Jake received his BA in Cognitive Science with a minor in Computer Science from Vassar College. He is interested in bio-inspired design approaches to robot architectures and morphologies. He is particularly interested in how robots learn, navigate, and plan goals in dynamic environments.

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Elena Corina Grigore
5th Year PhD Student, Computer Science
elena.corina.grigore@yale.edu
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My passion in research is to apply machine learning techniques to the field of robotics in order to create autonomous robots capable of learning useful behaviors in dynamic environments. In order to achieve the wide array of functionalities we want robots to have in the future, we need to come up with dependable learning
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Ahsan Nawroj
PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering
15 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511-6816
ahsan.nawroj@yale.edu
Phone: 905-8178
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Ahsan is a 4th year graduate student at the Social Robotics Lab and the GRABLab at Yale University, supervised by Dr. Brian Scassellati and Dr. Aaron Dollar respectively. Ahsan specializes in the design and fabrication of research-oriented robotic systems; at the Social Robotics Lab, he uses his systems to study non-verbal behaviors in human-robot communication.

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Meiying Qin
1st Year Graduate Student
meiying.qin@yale.edu

Meiying is a first year Ph.D student. She has completed a double major in Psychology and Computer Science as an undergrad at the University of Toronto. She also hold a Bachelor degree in Life Science at Peking University. She is interested in human-robot interaction and animal cognition.

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Aditi Ramachandran
5th Year PhD Student, Computer Science
aditi.ramachandran@yale.edu
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Aditi is interested in how machine learning and AI techniques apply to robotics. In particular, she is interested in how robots can use adaptive techniques to maintain meaningful long-term interaction in a dynamic environment.

Prior to coming to Yale, Aditi graduated from Georgetown University in 2010 and then spent two years working at The Mitre Corporation in McLean,

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Nicole Salomons
1st Year Graduate Student
nicole.salomons@yale.edu

Nicole Salomons got her BS degree in Computer Science at The Federal University of Parana in Brazil. She is currently a first year PhD student at the Social Robotics Lab. She is interested in artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction and computer vision. Especially robots which assist humans in their daily lives.

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Sarah Sebo, 3rd Year PhD Student
sarah.sebo@yale.edu
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Sarah is a third year PhD student in the Social Robotics Laboratory. She is interested in socially assistive robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and human-robot interaction. 

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