I am passionate about designing trustworthy and effective interaction techniques for Human-AI collaboration. My research focuses on how humans build trust toward Embodied Virtual Agents (EVAs). I have collaborated with MIT Media Lab, CMU HCII, Harvard University, and UCSD, publishing in venues such as Springer Nature (1, 2) and ACM C&C. I have been recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer by ACM ICMI 2019 and ACM CHI 2021. My work has been featured by multiple news outlets including The Next Web, TechXplore, and CBS Boston.
I am a Computer Science Professor at Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics, where I received my PhD in Computer Science under Dr. Erin Solovey at Advanced Interaction Research Lab (Now WPI HCI Group).