Graduate Students

Tim Adamson's picture Tim Adamson
2nd Year PhD Student
tim.adamson@yale.edu
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Tim earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Washington with a minor in Computer Science. He began research in the field of HRI in early 2017, and is especially drawn to the areas of Social Robotics, robots in the wild, and robots interacting with groups of people. 

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Emmanuel Adeniran's picture Emmanuel Adeniran
1st Year PhD Student
emmanuel.adeniran@yale.edu
Emmanuel is a PhD student interested in theory of mind and the effects of robot embodiment on people.  He enjoys listening to interesting podcasts and working out in the gym and with occasional runs down scenic routes.
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Jake Brawer's picture Jake Brawer
4th Year PhD Student
jake.brawer@yale.edu
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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 designing systems that can both learn, and reason about their learning in a manner that is transparently communicable and intuitive to human users.

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Nicholas Georgiou's picture Nicholas Georgiou
1st Year PhD Student
nicholas.georgiou@yale.edu

Nick received a double major in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, along with a minor in Business, from the University of Virginia. He is interested in artificial intelligence, socially assistive robotics, and human-robot interaction.

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Debasmita Ghose's picture Debasmita Ghose,
1st Year PhD Student
debasmita.ghose@yale.edu
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Debasmita earned a BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Manipal University, India and an MS in Computer Science from UMass Amherst. Her areas of interest include robotic manipulation, machine learning, computer vision,  and embedded system development. She is keen on exploring Human-Robot Interaction in industrial settings. 
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Meiying Qin's picture Meiying Qin
4th Year PhD Student
meiying.qin@yale.edu

Meiying is a fourth 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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Rebecca Ramnauth's picture Rebecca Ramnauth
1st Year PhD Student
rebecca.ramnauth@yale.edu
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Rebecca received her MS and BS degrees in Computer Science at Long Island University. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the Social Robotics Lab interested in computational creativity for children with learning disabilities.
 

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Nicole Salomons's picture Nicole Salomons
4th 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 fourth year PhD student at the Social Robotics Lab. She is interested in artificial intelligence, tutoring systems, and computer vision. Her current work is on creating skill aware robots in collaborative manufacturing

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Sarah Sebo's picture Sarah Sebo
6th Year PhD Student
sarah.sebo@yale.edu
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Sarah is a sixth 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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Nathan Tsoi's picture Nathan Tsoi
1st Year PhD Student
nathan.tsoi@yale.edu
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Nathan is a computer scientist working on research in machine learning, computer vision and robotics. Previously, Nathan has conducted research at Stanford University in the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab under Silvio Savarese and have worked on machine learning and data engineering at Sequoia. For fun, Nathan enjoys designing

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