I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Robotics,
Perception and Learning at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
I received my PhD degree from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST). Before joining KTH, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the
Yale Social Robotics Lab and an Associate Research Scientist at
Disney Research Pittsburgh.
The goal of my research is to develop social robots that can capture, learn from and respond
appropriately to the subtle dynamics that characterize real-world situations, allowing for truly efficient and engaging long-term interactions with people.
Jan 2018: I am recruiting PhD and Master students! Here is more information on how to apply for the PhD position. If you are a KTH Master student interested in Human-Robot Interaction research, please send me an email.
Dec 2017: I gave a talk at the TEDxKTH event on the Power of Socially Intelligent Robots.
Oct 2017: I was one of the speakers of the Seminar Marathon marking the 100th anniversary of KTH’s Stockholm campus.
April 2017: I will serve as Demo co-chair and Human-Robot Interaction User Studies subcommittee co-chair at HRI 2018.
Mar 2017: I am recruiting PhD and Master students! If you are a KTH Master student interested in Human-Robot Interaction research, send me an email.
Mar 2017: Our paper “Creating Prosodic Synchrony for a Robot Co-player in a Speech-controlled Game for Children” won the Best Technical Paper Award at HRI 2017!
Feb 2017: I will serve as program co-chair (with Carol O’Sullivan and Stefan Kopp) at the
International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents 2017.
Jan 2017: I joined the Department of Robotics, Perception and Learning (RPL) at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).