Bio:

Dr. Laurel Riek is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, and also has an appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Riek is a roboticist with interests in human-robot teaming, computer vision, and healthcare engineering, and focuses on building systems able to sense, respond, and adapt to people. Riek's current research projects have applications in critical care, neurorehabilitation, and manufacturing.

Prof. Riek received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University. Riek served as a Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Roboticist at The MITRE Corporation from 2000-2008, working on learning and vision systems for robots. From 2011-2016 Prof. Riek held the Clare Boothe Luce chair in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Qualcomm Research Award, and was named one of ASEE's 20 Faculty Under 40. Riek's research has been supported by the NSF, AFOSR, DOE, Luce Foundation, Adobe, and Amazon.

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