Meet the Organizing Team
Our workshop organizers are diverse in background and geography. This group of rigorous thinkers is attempting to read the shifting currents of the HRI community, and guide practice in the next logical direction.
Glenda holds a BA and MA in Philosophy from Aarhus University. She worked in the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna before joining TU Wien in 2018 as a PhD student in the Trust Robots Doctoral College and as a member of the Human-Computer Interaction group. Glenda also works as an expert in the HUMAINT project at the EU Commission. Her research focuses on bringing perspectives from Philosophy together with Social Robotics and HRI mainly in the areas of metaphysical, epistemology, and philosophy of science. In 2018 Glenda organized a workshop on interdisciplinary research for social robotics at the international conference Robophilosophy, which also resulted in the publication of a special issue.
Nicholas is a PhD candidate studying computer science and cognitive science and a D3M Fellow at Tufts University. He holds a BS in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His research primarily focuses on using computational methods to study the spread of disinformation and changes in public opinion, and secondarily on the social impacts and critical analysis of digital technologies. Outside of academic work, Nicholas is an involved community organizer, and has held dozens of workshops and talks centered around political education and critical theory.
Theresa received her BA in cognitive science from Vassar College in 2018. She is currently a PhD candidate studying computer science and cognitive science at Tufts University. Her primary research focus is on social trust in HRI and how that is affected by people's mental models of robots.
University of Washington
Patrícia is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington. Previously she received her Ph.D. from ISCTE-IUL and Cornell University on the topic Creativity and Robotics. Patrícia is broadly interested in studying how robots can be used to improve our lives. She was involved in the organization committees of the HRI Conference 2020, HRI Pioneers 2017, RSS Pioneers 2019, AI for HRI Symposium, among others. She has published in conferences such as HRI, IDC, ICSR, RO-MAN, RSS, and IROS. Patrícia received the Best Paper Award in the HRI Conference in 2020 and 2016.