Organizing Committee

Bahar Irfan

Bahar Irfan is an Early-Stage Researcher and a PhD candidate at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems, University of Plymouth and AI Lab, SoftBank Robotics Europe, France, in the joint Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN project APRIL. Her work focuses on multi-modal person recognition and personalization in long-term HRI for conversational agents. She is also working in a joint project on socially assistive robotics with Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito jointly funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Aditi Ramachandran

Aditi Ramachandran is a sixth year PhD candidate in the Social Robotics Lab at Yale University. Her research focuses on personalized social robots in education.

Samuel Spaulding

Samuel Spaulding is a PhD student in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab. His thesis research is focusing on building robots that can learn personalized cognitive and affective models of users over repeated interactions across different tasks.

Dylan F. Glas

Dylan Glas is a Senior Robotics Software Architect at Futurewei. His research interests include interaction design frameworks, autonomous behavior generation, and learning by imitation for social robots.

Iolanda Leite

Iolanda Leite is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at KTH. Her research interests are in the areas of Human-Robot Interaction and Artificial Intelligence. She aims to develop autonomous socially intelligent robots that can assist people over long periods of time.

Kheng Lee Koay

Kheng Lee Koay joined the University of Hertfordshire as a Senior Research Fellow with the Adaptive Systems Research Group in 2003, and has been a Senior Lecturer since 2016. His research expertise includes Mobile Robotics, Robotic Home Companions, Human-Robot Interaction and Human-Robot Proxemics. In particular, his research focuses on human centred socially acceptable human-robot interactions, and experimental design and evaluation methodologies. He has successfully conducted a large number of short-term and long-term HRI experimental user studies in the area of robotic home companions, which are designed to interact with and operate safely in domestic environments.


APRIL European Union Commission University of Plymouth