Maryam "Mary" Pourebadi

EBU38 #2237, 9500 Gilman Drive #0404, La Jolla, CA 92093 · (707) 709-MARY ·

Hi there! I’m a PhD student in the Computer Science and Engineering department at University of California San Diego, affiliated with the Contextual Robotics Institute at the Jacobs School of Engineering. I work as a graduate research assistant in the Healthcare Robotics Lab advised by Dr. Laurel Riek. My research explores the use of expressive social robots in the real-world environment settings. Trained as both a scientist and engineer, I currently work on building the next generation of robotic patient simulator systems (RPS), leveraging robots’ automation and control modalities to impact human health and safety. My research is at the intersection of machine learning, human-robot interaction, healthcare engineering, and computer vision, all applied to robotics . I am also a Jacobs Graduate Student Council Awardee and UCSD Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Scholar.
Previously, I was a graduate research assistant in the Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory at Kent State University, where I received my Masters degree in Computer Science in 2017. I also completed my Bachelors in Computer Engineering in 2015, working on developing AI algorithms for cancer detection.

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