Dr. Laurel Riek is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering
at UC San Diego, and also has appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Contextual Robotics Institute, and Design Lab
Dr. Riek directs the Healthcare Robotics
Lab, and is a roboticist with interests in human-robot teaming,
computer vision, and healthcare engineering, and focuses on building
systems able to sense, learn from, and adapt to people. Riek's current
projects have applications in acute care, neurorehabilitation, and
home health. The lab is also very interested in supporting health equity through communtiy health efforts.
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
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, and a number of companies and foundations.
Prof. Riek currently serves on the editorial boards of ACM
Transactions on Human Robot Interaction (THRI), IEEE Transactions on
Robotics (T-RO), and the HRI 2023 General Co-Chair.
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