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Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N Virginia St MS-171
Reno, NV 89557-0171, USA
Office: (775) 784-6469
Fax (UNR, use cover letter): (775) 784-1877
Education
  • May 2012
    PhD Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
    Dissertation: Data-Driven Interaction Methods for Socially Assistive Robotics:
    Validation With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    .
    Advisor: Prof. Maja Matarić.
  • May 2007
    MS Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
  • May 2003
    BS Computer Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.
    Advisor: Prof. Chris Brown.
  • June 1999
    Graduate, Barrington High School, Barrington, Rhode Island.
  • Academic and Professional Experience
  • 7/19-present
    Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 10/14-present
    Affiliated Faculty, Neuroscience Program, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 7/13-6/19
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 11/11-6/13
    Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
    Social Robotics Lab.
  • 8/03-10/11
    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Southern California
    Interaction Laboratory, Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems.
  • 06/06-07/07
    Consultant, Microsoft Robotics, Redmond, Washington.
    Extended The Robotics Primer Workbook, MIT Press (2007), for Microsoft Robotics Studio.
  • 06/06-03/07
    Consultant, iRobot, Boston, Massachusetts. Co-wrote an online workbook, The Robotics Primer Workbook.
  • 05/05-08/07
    Consultant, Evolution Robotics, Pasadena, California.
    Software control for the iRobot Create for the Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP).
  • Summer 04, 05
    Summer Intern, Evolution Robotics, Pasadena, California.
    Software control of the MobileRobotics (ActivMedia) Pioneer robot and the NorthStar sensor for the Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP).
  • 08/01-09/02
    Founding Member and Project Leader, Robotics Research Group, University of Rochester.
  • Summer 2001
    Summer Intern, Laboratory for the Engineering of Man-Made Systems (LEMS), Brown University, Providence, RI. Adviser Prof. Benjamin Kimia.
  • Summer 2000
    Summer Intern, Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory, Brown University, Providence, RI. Adviser: Prof. Mary Carskadon.
  • Honors and Awards
    • Best Paper, Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC, 2020)
    • Best Paper Finalist, International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR, 2019)
    • Nominee, UNR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (2018)
    • Governor's Cup 3rd Place, Nevada Dynamics (2015, Faculty Advisor)
    • Sontag Competition Winner, Nevada Dynamics (2015, Faculty Advisor)
    • USC Computer Science Department Best Dissertation award (2012)
    • National Science Foundation CRA-CCC Computing Innovation Fellowship (2011-2013), awarded to 20 Ph.D. graduates in the United States
    • USC Order of Areté (2011)
    • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Consortium Travel award (2011)
    • USC Robotics Lab George Bekey Service award (2010)
    • Human Robot Interaction (HRI) Student Travel award (2010)
    • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposia Travel award (2009)
    • USC Body Computing Conference, Outstanding Presentation (2008)
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop Travel award (2007,2008)
    • IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) Best Poster Presentation award (2007)
    • USC Mellon award for Excellence in Mentoring (2007)
    • Coleman Institute Conference Travel award (2006)
    • USC Annenberg School of Communication Digital Media Fellow (2005)
    • Winner, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Robot Host Competition (2002)
    • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Student travel award (2002)
    • University of Rochester Rush-Rhees Fellow (1999-2003)
    • University of Rochester Meliora Scholar (1999-2003)
    Grants Awarded
    State/Federal/Industry Support
    1. PI Research Initiation: Graduate Student Mental Health, 2021-2022. National Science Foundation (NSF). $200,000. award #EEC-2025096. co-PI Adam Kirn
    2. co-PI From Heterogeneous Individual Capabilities to Emerging Teamwork: An Architecture for Effective Human-Agent Teams, 2020. Army Research Lab (ARL). $99,943. award #W911NF2020084 PI: Monica Nicolescu, co-PI: Mircea Nicolescu
    3. PI REU Supplement: Socially-Aware Navigation, 2020. National Science Foundation (NSF). $16,000. award #IIS-1719027.
    4. PI Quori @ UNR: An Assistance, Collaboration, and Service Research Platform For Human-Robot Interaction In the Wild, 2019. Quori CRI Competitive Competition. $2,500 (equipment). co-PI: Monica Nicolescu, Kostas Alexis, Hung La, Alireza Tavakkoli, and Yantao Shen
    5. PI Robotics Academy of Nevada, 2019. Nevada Department of Education/Tesla. $225,000. co-PI: Adam Kirn
    6. PI REU Supplement: Socially-Aware Navigation, 2019. National Science Foundation (NSF). $16,000. award #IIS-1719027.
    7. co-PI RET Site: Research Experiences in Cybersecurity for Nevada Teachers (RECNT), 2019-2022. National Science Foundation (NSF). $599,307. PI: Shamik Sengupta. award #CNS-1855159
    8. PI REU Supplement: Socially-Aware Navigation, 2018. National Science Foundation (NSF). $16,000. award #IIS-1719027.
    9. co-PI Leveraging human electrocardiogram signals for UAV security enhancement, 2018-2019. Nevada NASA-EPSCoR. $50,000. PI: Hung La.
    10. PI University/Museum Partnership For Informal Education in Robotics, 2018-2019. Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC). $25,000. co-PI: Candice Guy-Gaytan, Elizabeth de los Santos, Adam Kirn.
    11. co-PI Developing Earth & Space Science Curricular Units to Ameliorate Problems of Teaching Practice and Support Student Learning, 2018-2019. Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC). $25,000. PI: Candice Guy-Gaytan, co-PI: Elizabeth de los Santos, Adam Kirn.
    12. co-PI Robotics and Big Data for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of UNR College of Engineering Sponsor, 2018-2019. Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC). $25,000. PI: Hung La.
    13. Senior Personnel RET Site: Cross-disciplinary Research Experiences on Smart Cities for Nevada Teachers: Integrating Big Data into Robotics, 2018-2021. National Science Foundation (NSF), $581,073. PI: Kostas Alexis, co-PI Lei Yang. award #EEC-1801727.
    14. PI REU Supplement: Socially-Aware Navigation, 2017-2020. National Science Foundation (NSF). $16,000. award #IIS-1719027.
    15. PI REU Site: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction, 2018-2020. National Science Foundation (NSF). $360,000. co-PI: Shamik Sengupta. award #IIS-1757929.
    16. PI CHS: Small: Socially-Aware Navigation, 2017-2020. National Science Foundation (NSF). $516,000. co-PI: Monica Nicolescu. award #IIS-1719027.
    17. Project Leader Center for Integrative Neuroscience: Using Socially Assistive Robot Assistants to Augment NeuroRehabilitation Exercise Therapy, 2017-2018. National Institutes of Health (NIH). $150,000. PI: Michael Webster.
    18. PI Infrastructure For Socially-Aware Navigation For Long-Term Human-Robot Interaction, 2017-2018. NASA EPSCoR. $30,416. co-PI: Kimberly Barchard.
    19. co-PI Collaborative Control of Multiple UAVs for Wildfire Tracking and Monitoring, 2017-2018. Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC). $30,000. PI: Hung La.
    20. co-PI UGV-UAV Hybrid System for Unstructured Environment Exploration, 2016-2017. NASA Space Grant. $83,523. PI: Hung La, Co-PIs: David Feil-Seifer, Paul Oh.
    21. PI Undergraduate and Graduate Robotics Curriculum for UNR College of Engineering, 2016-2017. NASA Space Grant. $76,568. co-PI: Monica Nicolescu, Logan Yliniemi.
    22. PI REU Supplement: Spatio-Temporal Situational Awareness in Large-Scale Disasters Using Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 2016-2017. National Science Foundation (NSF). $16,000. award #IIS-1645516.
    23. co-PI Designing Collaborator Robots for Highly-Dynamic Multi-Human, Multi-Robot Teams, 2016-2019. Office of Naval Research (ONR). $656,511. PI: Monica Nicolescu, co-PIs David Feil-Seifer, Mircea Nicolescu.
    24. PI Robot Problem Solving for Elementary, Middle, and High-School Students: Programming Without Computers, 2016. Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NV-SGC). $4,889.
    25. PI CHS: Small: Collaborative Research: Spatio-Temporal Situational Awareness in Large-Scale Disasters Using Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 2015-2017. National Science Foundation (NSF). $166,666. award #IIS-1528137.
    26. co-PI RET Site: Cyber Security Initiative for Nevada Teachers (CSINT), 2015-2018. National Science Foundation (NSF). $540,000, PI: Shamik Sengupta, co-PI: David Feil-Seifer. award #CNS-1542465.
    27. PI Improving UAV Vehicle Safety: Algorithms for Computer Vision Based Detect and Avoid and Failure-Resistant Control, 2015-2016. Nevada System of Higher Education (Knowledge Fund). $280,000, PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI Kostas Alexis.
    28. PI UAV-Based Camera Vibration Reduction for Detect and Avoid Tasks, 2014-2015. NASA EPSCoR. $36,512, PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI Richard Kelley.
    29. PI Asymmetrical Quad/Hex-Rotor Failsafe Algorithm, 2014-2015. Flirtey, Inc. $15,000, PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI Richard Kelley.
    30. PI Fast Detection of Partially Occluded Humans from Mobile Platforms, 2014-2015. Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) $30,000, PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI Richard Kelley.
    31. Senior Personnel PFI:BIC: Enhanced Situational Awareness Using Unmanned Autonomous Systems for Disaster Remediation, 2014-2017. National Science Foundation (NSF) $800,000, PI: Kam Leang. award #IIP-1430328.
    32. co-PI DURIP: Humanoid Platforms for Human-Robot Collaboration, 2014-2015. Office of Naval Research $312,500, PI: Monica Nicolescu. co-PIs: David Feil-Seifer, Mircea Nicolescu.
    33. PI Tablet-Based Interface for LEK Form Entry, 2014-2016. Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) $6,000.
    34. Fellow National Science Foundation CRA-CCC Computing Innovation Fellowship, 2012-2013. $127,500, (PI: Erwin Gianchandani), , award #1136996, subaward CIF-E-006.
    35. Fellow National Science Foundation CRA-CCC Computing Innovation Fellowship, 2011-2012. $140,000, (PI: Erwin Gianchandani), , award #1136996, subaward CIF-D-006.
    Internal Funding
    1. co-PI CSE Gradventure, 2019. Graduate School. $10,000, PI: Emily Hand.
    2. co-PI The Human-Robot Games Arena, 2017. College of Engineering Differential Fees. $30,000, PI: Konstantinos Alexis.
    3. PI Long-Range Laser Sensors to Modernize Equipment, 2017. College of Engineering Differential Fees. $14,850, co-PI: Hung La, Monica Nicolescu.
    4. PI Using Robots to Simulate Disabilities to Foster More Diverse Mindset, 2017. VPRI New Scholarly Endeavor Grant. $5,000. co-PI: Adam Kirn.
    5. PI Travel Grant, 2016. Vice President For Research and Innovation's Office, $500.
    6. co-PI Autonomous Robots Arena: Enhancing Education & Research, 2016. College of Engineering Differential Fees. $43,000. PI: Kostas Alexis.
    7. PI Robotics for Experimentation in the Classroom, 2016. Provost's Office, University of Nevada, Reno $20,000, co-PI: Kostas Alexis, Hung La, Monica Nicolescu.
    8. PI Instructional Enhancement Grant: Robotics for Experimentation in the Classroom , 2014-2015. Provost's Office, University of Nevada, Reno $5,000.
    Publications
    Refereed Journal Articles
    1. Santosh Balajee Banisetty and David Feil-Seifer. ``Towards a Unified Planner For Socially-Aware Navigation." To appear in AAAI Fall Symposium Series: AI-HRI Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction, Jul 2018.
    2. Kimberly Barchard, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, Shane Westfall, Andrea Fink-Armold, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Measuring the Perceived Social Intelligence of Robots." In ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), Jul 2020.
    3. Zachary Carlson, Louise Lemmon, MacCallister Higgins, David Frank, Roya Salek Shahrezaie, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Perceived mistreatment and emotional capability following aggressive treatment of robots and computers." In International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR), Oct 2019. doi: 10.1007/s12369-019-00599-8
    4. Seyed (Pourya) Hoseini, Janelle Blankenburg, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Active Eye-in-Hand Data Management to Improve the Robotic Object Detection Performance." In Computers, 8(4), Sep 2019. doi: 10.3390/computers8040071 (cover article)
    5. Mercedes Anderson, Blanca Miller, Jamie Poston, Melissa Jurkiewicz, Adam Kirn, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Making in the Middle: Robots and Sequences." In ScienceScope, Feb 2019.
    6. Ashutosh Singandhupe, Hung La, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Reliable Security Algorithm for Drones Using Individual Characteristics From an EEG Signal." In Press IEEE Access, Jul 2018.
    7. Huy X. Pham, Hung La, David Feil-Seifer, and Matthew Deans. ``A Distributed Control Framework of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Dynamic Wildfire Tracking." In Press IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 2018.
    8. Elaine Short, David Feil-Seifer, Eric Deng, and Maja Matarić, ``Understanding the Role of a Socially Assistive Robot for Children with ASD in a Clinic Setting." In Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI), 6(3):21-42, Dec 2017. doi: 10.5898/JHRI.6.3.Short
    9. Corinne Jung, Lars Strother, David Feil-Seifer, and Jeffrey Hustler. ``Atypical Asymmetry for Processing Human and Robot Faces in Autism Revealed by fNIRS,'' In PLoS One, 11(7):1-13, Jul 2016. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158804.
    10. David J. Feil-Seifer, ``The Tail Shouldn't Wag the Dog: Why Modeling Dog-Human Interaction is Not Ideal For Socially Assistive Robotics," In Interaction Studies, 15(2), pp. 195-200, 2014. doi: 10.1075/is.15.2.06fei
    11. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Distance-Based Computational Models for Facilitating Robot Interaction with Children," In Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 1,(1), pp 55-77, Jul 2012. doi: 10.5898/JHRI.1.1.Feil-Seifer
    12. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Ethical Principles for Socially Assistive Robotics," In IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 18(1), pp. 24-31, Mar 2011. doi: 10.1109/MRA.2010.940150
    13. David J. Feil-Seifer, Kristine M. Skinner, and Maja J. Matarić, "Benchmarks for evaluating socially assistive robotics," In Interaction Studies: Psychological Benchmarks of Human-Robot Interaction, 8(3), pp. 423-439, Oct 2007. doi: 10.1075/is.8.3.07fei
    14. Maja J. Matarić, Jon Eriksson, David J. Feil-Seifer, and Carolee J. Winstein, "Socially Assistive Robotics for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation," In Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 4(5), Feb 2007. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-4-5
    Invited Refereed Journal Articles
    1. David Feil-Seifer, Kerstin S. Haring, Silvia Rossi, Alan R. Wagner, and Tom Williams. ``Where to Next? The Impact of COVID-19 on Human-Robot Interaction Research." In Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), 10(1), Jun 2020. doi: 10.1145/3405450
    2. David Feil-Seifer, ``Editorial Introduction: Are You Reviewer 2: Three ideas for better reviewing." In Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 6(3):1-3, Dec 2017. doi: 10.5898/JHRI.6.3.Feil-Seifer
    3. David Feil-Seifer, ``Using Socially Assistive Robotics to Address the Caregiver Gap,'' Invited Magazine Article in Circuit Cellar Magazine, July, 2013.
    4. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, ``Dry Your Eyes: Examining the Roles of Robots for Childcare Applications," Invited contribution to IEEE Intelligent Systems, 11, 2010. doi: 10.1075/is.11.2.05fei. Reprinted as an example of a critical analysis paper in: M. Kennedy and W. Kennedy, "Writing in the Disciplines: A reader and Rhetoric for Academic Writers, Seventh Edition," Pearson Education, Inc. 2011.
    Submitted Journal Articles
    1. Janelle Blankenburg, Mariya Zagainova, Stephen M. Simmons, Gabrielle Talavera, Monica Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Human-Robot Collaboration and Dialogue for Fault Recovery on Hierarchical Tasks." Submitted to ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), Dec 2019.
    Invited Refereed Book Chapters
    1. Blanca Miller and David Feil-Seifer. "Embodiment, Situatedness and Morphology for Humanoid Interaction," page 1-23. In Humanoid Robotics: a Reference, Ambarish Goswami and Prahlad Vadakkepat (eds.), page 1-23, Dec 2017. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-7194-9_130-1.
    2. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, ``Human-Robot Interaction," Invited contribution to Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, Robert A. Meyers (eds.), Springer Reference, Apr 2009. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-30440-3_274
    3. Katherine Tsui, David J. Feil-Seifer, Holly Yanco, and Maja J. Matarić, "Methods for Evaluating Assistive Robotic Technology," In Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems, Raj Madhavan, Edward Tunstel, and Elena Messina (eds.), pp. 41-66, Springer, 2009. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0492-8_3
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    1. Janelle Blankenburg, Mariya Zagainova, Stephen M. Simmons, Gabrielle Talavera, Monica Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Human-Robot Collaboration and Dialogue for Fault Recovery on Hierarchical Tasks." To Appear in International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), CO, Oct 2020.
    2. Muhammed Tawfiq Chowdhury, Shuvo K. Paul, Monica Nicolescu, Mircea Nicolescu, David Feil-Seifer, and Sergiu Dascalu. "Computation of Suitable Grasp Pose for Usage of Objects Based on Predefined Training and Real Time Pose Estimation." To Appear in International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, Sep 2020.
    3. Andrew Palmer, Christopher Peterson, Janelle Blankenburg, Monica Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Simple Camera-to-2D-LiDAR Calibration Method for General Use." To Appear in International Conference on Visual Computing (ISVC), Virtual, Sep 2020.
    4. Shuvo K. Paul, Muhammed Tawfiq Chowdhury, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Object Detection and Pose Estimation from RGB and Depth Data for Real-time, Adaptive Robotic Grasping." To Appear in International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition, Las Vegas, NV, Jul 2020.
    5. Nicholas Ceccarelli, Paulo Regis, Shamik Sengupta, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Optimal UAV Positioning for a Temporary Network Using an Iterative Genetic Algorithm." To Appear in Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, May 2020.
    6. Janelle Blankenburg, Richard Kelley, David Feil-Seifer, Rui Wu, Lee Barford, and Fredrick C. Harris. ``Towards GPU-Accelerated PRM for Autonomous Navigation." To Appear in International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations (ITNG), Las Vegas, NV, Apr 2020.
    7. Elif E. Bas, Mohamed Moustafa, David Feil-Seifer, and Janelle Blankenburg. ``Using a Machine Learning Approach for Computational Substructure in Real-Time Hybrid Simulation." To Appear in IMAC-XXXVIII Conference and Exposition, Houston, TX, Feb 2020. SEM.
    8. Choung Le, Anh Pham, Hung La, and David Feil-Seifer. ``A Multi-Robotic System for Environmental Dirt Cleaning." To Appear in Proceedings of the IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan 2020. IEEE/SICE, .
    9. Laik Ruetten, Paulo Regis, Shamik Sengupta, and David Feil-Seifer. "Area-Optimized UAV Swarm Network for Search and Rescue Operations." To Appear in Proceedings of the Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC), Las Vegas, NV, Jan 2020. IEEE. (Best Paper)
    10. Monica Nicolescu, Natalie Arnold, Janelle Blankenburg, David Feil-Seifer, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Mircea Nicolescu, Andrew Palmer, and Thor Monteverde. ``Learning of Complex-Structured Tasks from Verbal Instruction." In International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Toronto, Canada, Oct 2019.
    11. Bashira A. Anima, Janelle Blankenburg, Mariya Zagainova, Seyed (Pourya) Hoseini, Myhammed Tawfiq Chowdhury, David Feil-Seifer, Monica Nicolescu, and Mircea Nicolescu. ``Collaborative Human-Robot Hierarchical Task Execution with an Activation Spreading Architecture." In International Conference on Social Robotics, Madrid, Spain, Nov 2019. (best paper finalist)
    12. Stephanie Sturgeon, Andrew Palmer, Janelle Blankenburg, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Perception of Social Intelligence in Robots Performing False-Belief Tasks." In International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Oct 2019.
    13. Vineeth Rajamohan, Connor Scully-Allison, Sergiu Dascalu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Factors Influencing The Human Preferred Interaction Distance." In IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Oct 2019.
    14. Seyed (Pourya) Hoseini, Janelle Blankenburg, Mircea Nicolescu, Monica Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``A Dual-Camera Robotic Vision System Based on the Concept of Active Perception." In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Lake Tahoe, NV, Oct 2019.
    15. Ryan Fite, Shehryar Khattak, David Feil-Seifer, and Kostas Alexis. ``History-Aware Free Space Detection for Efficient Autonomous Exploration using Aerial Robots." In IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, Mar 2019.
    16. Santosh Balajee Banisetty and David Feil-Seifer. ``Towards a Unified Planner For Socially-Aware Navigation." In AAAI Fall Symposium Series: AI-HRI Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction, Nov 2018.
    17. Tristan Brodeur, Paulo Regis, David Feil-Seifer, and Shamik Sengupta. ``Search and Rescue Operations with Mesh Networked Robots." In IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (IEEE UEMCON), Nov 2018.
    18. Scott Forer, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Logan Yliniemi, Monica Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Socially-Aware Navigation Using Non-Linear Multi-Objective Optimization." In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Oct 2018.
    19. Blanca Miller, Mercedes Anderson, Justin Major, Melissa Jurkiewicz, Adam Kirn, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Unplugged Robotics to Increase K-12 Students' Engineering Interest and Attitudes.'' To Appear in Frontiers in Education, San Jose, CA, Oct 2018.
    20. Huy X. Pham, Hung La, David Feil-Seifer, and Luan Nguyen. ``Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous UAV Navigation Using Function Approximation." In IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), Philadelphia, PA, Aug 2018.
    21. Huy X. Pham, Hung La, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Autonomous UAV Navigation Using Reinforcement Learning." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (URAI), Hawaii, US, July 2018. arXiv preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.05086.
    22. Keith Rand, Shamik Sengupta, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Unplugged Robotics as a Platform for Cybersecurity Education in the Elementary Classroom.'' In Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, New Orleans, LA, Jun 2018.
    23. Janelle Blankenburg, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Seyed P. Hoseini, Luke Fraser, David Feil-Seifer, Monica Nicolescu, and Mircea Nicolescu. ``A Distributed Control Architecture for Collaborative Multi-Robot Task Allocation." In International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Birmingham, UK, Nov 2017.
    24. Kazi Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqui, David Feil-Seifer, Tianyi Jiang, Sonu Jose, Siming Liu, Sushil Louis, ``Development of a Swarm UAV Simulator Integrating Realistic Motion Control Models For Disaster Operations,'' In ASME Distributed Systems Control Conference (DSCC), page V003T39A003, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Oct 2017. doi: 10.1115/DSCC2017-5177.
    25. Ashutosh Singandhupe, Pei Huang, Hung La, David Feil-Seifer, Linke Guo, and Ming Li ``Securing a UAV Using Individual Characteristics From an EEG Signal,'' In IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), page 2748-2753, Banff, Canada, Oct 2017.
    26. Huy X. Pham, Hung M. La, David Feil-Seifer, Matthew Deans, ``A Distributed Control Framework for a Team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Dynamic Wildfire Tracking." In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), page 6648-6653, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sep 2017.
    27. Meera Sebastian, Santosh Banisetty, and David Feil-Seifer, ``Socially-Aware Navigation Planner Using Models of Human-Human Interaction,'' In IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), page 405-410, Lison, Portugal, Aug 2017.
    28. Luke Fraser, Banafsheh Rekabdar, Monica Nicolescu, Mircea Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``A compact task representation for hierarchical robot control.'' In International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Cancun, Mexico, Nov 2016. doi: 10.1109/HUMANOIDS.2016.7803350
    29. Jamie Poston, Houston Lucas, Zachary Carlson, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Does the Safety Demand Characteristic Influence Human-Robot Interaction?." In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), volume 9979, page 850-859, Nov 2016. Kansas City, KS. Springer International Publication. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47437-3_83.
    30. Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Meera Sebastian, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Socially-Aware Navigation: Action Discrimination to Select Appropriate Behavior.'' In AAAI Fall Symposium: Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction (AI-HRI), Nov 2016.
    31. Houston Lucas, Jamie Poston, Nathan Yocum, Zachary Carlson, and David Feil-Seifer, ``Too big to be mistreated? Examining the Role of Robot Size on Perceptions of Mistreatment." In IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), page 1071-1076, New York, NY, Aug 2016. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2016.7745241.
    32. Zachary Carlson, Timothy Sweet, Jared Rhizor, Jamie Poston, Houston Lucas, and David Feil-Seifer, ``Team-Building Activities For Heterogeneous Groups of Humans and Robots." In International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), pp. 113-123, Paris, France, Oct 2015. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25554-5_12
    33. Elaine Short, Katelyn Swift-Spong, Jillian Greczek, Aditi Ramachandran, Alexandru Litoiu, Elena Corina Grigore, David Feil-Seifer, Samuel Shuster, Jin Joo Lee, Shaobo Huang, Svetlana Levonisova, Sarah Litz, Jamy Li, Gisele Ragusa, Donna Spruijt-Metz, Maja Mataric, and Brian Scassellati. ``How to Train Your DragonBot: Socially Assistive Robots for Teaching Children About Nutrition Through Play.'' In The 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 924-929, Edinburgh, Scotland. Aug, 2014. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2014.6926371
    34. Henny Admoni, Bradley Hayes, David Feil-Seifer, Daniel Ullman and Brian Scassellati. "Dancing With Myself: The effect of majority group size on perceptions of majority and minority robot group members." In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI), Berlin, Germany, 2013.
    35. Henny Admoni, Bradley Hayes, David Feil-Seifer, Daniel Ullman, and Brian Scassellati. "Are You Looking At Me?: Perception of robot attention is mediated by gaze duration and group size." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 389-396, Tokyo, Japan, Mar 2013. doi: 10.1109/HRI.2013.6483614
    36. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "People-Aware Navigation For Goal-Oriented Behavior Involving a Human Partner," In Proceedings of the International Conference on Development and Learning, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Aug 2011. doi: 10.1109/DEVLRN.2011.6037331
    37. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić. "Automated Detection and Classification of Positive vs. Negative Robot Interactions With Children With Autism Using Distance-Based Features". In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 323-330, Lausanne, Switzerland, Mar 2011. doi: 10.1145/1957656.1957785
    38. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Toward Socially Assistive Robotics For Augmenting Interventions For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders," In 11th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), pp. 201-210, Athens, Greece, Jul 2008. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-00196-3_24
    39. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "B$^3$IA: An architecture for autonomous robot-assisted behavior intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," In IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Munich, Germany, Aug 2008. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2008.4600687
    40. Maja J. Matarić, Juan Fasola, and David J. Feil-Seifer, "Robotics as a tool for immersive, hands-on freshman engineering instruction," In Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, Jul 2008.
    41. Emily K. Mower, David J. Feil-Seifer, Maja J. Matarić, and Shrikanth Narayanan, "Investigating Implicit Cues for User State Estimation in Human-Robot Interaction Using Physiological Measurements," In IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Jeju Island, South Korea, Aug 2007. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2007.4415207
    42. Joshua Wainer, David J. Feil-Seifer, Dylan A. Shell, and Maja J. Matarić, "Embodiment and Human-Robot Interaction: A task-based perspective," In IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 872-877, Jeju Island, South Korea, Aug 2007. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2007.4415207
    43. Joshua Wainer, David J. Feil-Seifer, Dylan A. Shell, and Maja J. Matarić, "The role of physical embodiment in human-robot interaction," In IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 117-122, Hatfield, United Kingdom, Sep 2006. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2006.314404
    44. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "A Multi-Modal Approach to Selective Interaction in Assistive Domains," In IEEE Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 416-421, Nashville, TN, Aug 2005. doi: 10.1109/ROMAN.2005.1513814
    45. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Defining Socially Assistive Robotics," In International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, pp. 465-468, Chicago, IL, Jun 2005.
      doi: 10.1109/ICORR.2005.1501143
    Refereed Conference Posters
    1. Matt Helm, Jelsy C. Santos, Lindsay Denecker, Ying Huang, Kimberly Barchard, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, Shane Westfall, and David Feil-Seifer. ``What the factors(s)!?: Perceptions of social intelligence in robots." Poster Paper in Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2020.
    2. Bryce Robinson, Filip Bjelica, Kimberly Barchard, Leiszle Lapping-Carr, Shane Westfall, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Differences in Male and Female Perceptions of Robot Social Intelligence." In Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO, Apr 2020.
    3. Barchard, K. A., Lapping-Carr, L., Westfall, R. S., & Feil-Seifer, D. ``Perceived social intelligence of robots.'' Poster Paper In Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon, February, 2019.
    4. Majed Al Zayer, Sam Tregillus, Jiwan Bhandari, David Feil-Seifer and Eelke Folmer. ``Exploring the Use of a Drone to Guide Blind Runners,'' Poster paper in International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Reno, NV, Oct 2016.
    5. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić. "A Simon-Says Robot Providing Autonomous Imitation Feedback Using Graded Cueing," Poster paper in International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Toronto, Canada, May 2012.
    6. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić. "Detection and Classification of Positive vs. Negative Robot Interactions With Children With Autism Using an Automated System". Poster paper in International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), San Diego, CA, May 2011.
    7. Elaine Short, David J. Feil-Seifer, and Maja J Matarić. "A Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques for Modeling Human-Robot Interaction with Children with Autism". Poster paper in Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 251-252, Lausanne, Switzerland, Mar 2011. doi: 10.1145/1957656.1957756
    8. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Using Proxemics to Evaluate Human-Robot Interaction," Poster paper in Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 143-144, Osaka, Japan, Mar 2010.
    9. David J. Feil-Seifer, Matthew P. Black, Maja J. Matarić, and Shrikanth Narayanan, "Toward Designing Interactive Technologies for Supporting Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders," Poster paper in International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Chicago, Il, May 2009.
    10. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Shaping Human Behavior by Observing Mobility Gestures," Poster paper in Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), pp. 337-338, Salt Lake City, UT, Mar 2006. doi: 10.1145/1121241.1121304
    Doctoral Consortium
    1. David J. Feil-Seifer, "Towards Spatial Methods for Socially Assistive Robotics: Validation with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders". Doctoral consortium, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Barcelona, Spain, Jul 2011.
    Invited Non-Refereed Conference Posters
    1. Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Meera Sebastian, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Socially-Aware Navigation: Action Discrimination To Select Appropriate Behavior." Nov 2016. In Annual Graduate Poster Symposium (GSA).
    2. David Q. Frank and David J. Feil-Seifer, "Fast Detection of Partially Occluded Humans from Mobile Platforms: Preliminary Work.'' in Proceedings of the NASA EPSCoR & Space Grant Consortium meeting. Las Vegas, NV. April, 2015.
    3. Janelle Blankenburg, Richard Kelley, and David Feil-Seifer. "Failsafe Algorithms for Stabilization and Control of UAS Platforms,'' Poster Paper in Proceedings of the NASA EPSCoR & Space Grant Consortium meeting. Las Vegas, NV. April, 2015.
    4. David J. Feil-Seifer, "Socially Assistive Robotics as a Subclass of Human-Robot Interaction," Poster paper in Coleman Institute Conference, Broomfield, CO, Oct 2006.
    Refereed Workshop & Symposia Papers
    1. Roya Salek Shahrezaie, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, Mohammadmahdi Mohammadi, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Towards Deep Reasoning on Social Rules for Socially Aware Navigation." Boulder, CO, USA, Mar 2021. ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion. doi: 10.1145/3434074.3447225
    2. AnaLisa Honour, Santosh Balajee Banisetty, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Perceived Social Intelligence as Evaluation of Socially Navigation." Boulder, CO, USA., Mar 2021. ACM Human-Robot Interaction Companion. doi: 10.1145/3434074.3447226
    3. Roya Salek Shahrezaie, Bashira A. Anima, and David Feil-Seifer. ``Human and Robot Bonding: A Study on Implying Homophily in HRI." Sep 2020.
    4. Luke Fraser, Monica Nicolescu, Mircea Nicolescu, and David Feil-Seifer. ``A Hierarchical Control Architecture for Robust and Adaptive Collaborative Robot Task Execution." Jun 2016. RSS, Planning for Human-Robot Interaction: Shared Autonomy and Collaborative Robotics.
    5. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Using Robots to Augment (not Replace) People in Therapeutic Settings," Refereed Workshop Robotics Science and Systems: Workshop on Human-Robot Interaction, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 2011.
    6. Katherine Tsui, Holly Yanco, David J. Feil-Seifer, and Maja J. Matarić, "Survey of Domain-Specific Performance Measures in Assistive Robotic Technology," In Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop (PERMIS), pp. 116-123, Washington, D.C., Aug 2008.
    7. David J. Feil-Seifer and Maja J. Matarić, "Robot-assisted therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," Refereed Workshop Conference on Interaction Design for Children: Children with Special Needs, pp. 49-52, Chicago, Il, Jun 2008.
    8. David J. Feil-Seifer, "Socially Assistive Robot-Based Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Working Notes IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Workshop on Unifying Characteristics of Research in Human-Robot Interaction, pp. 10-11, Pasadena, CA, May 2008.
    9. Maja J. Matarić, Nathan Koenig, and David J. Feil-Seifer, "Materials for Enabling Hands-On Robotics and STEM Education," In AAAI Spring Symposium on Robots and Robot Venues: Resources for AI Education, Stanford, CA, Mar 2007.
    Technical Reports
    1. David J. Feil-Seifer, Matthew P. Black, Elisa Flores, Aaron B. St. Clair, Emily K. Mower, Chi-Chun Lee, Maja J. Matarić, Shrikanth Narayanan, Clara Lajonchere, Peter Mundy, and Marian Williams, "Development of Socially Assistive Robots For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders," USC Interaction Lab Technical Report CRES-09-001, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 2009.
    2. J. Schmid, T. Kollar, E. Meisner, V. Sweetser, D. Feil-Seifer, & C. Brown, Mabel: building a robot designed for human interaction, The Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition TR WS-02-18, pp. 24-32, The AAAI Press, Menlo Park, California. 2002.
    Invited Talks (Excluding Conference Talks)
    • Team Formation and Team-Breaking for Human-Robot Interaction - Invited Talk: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Mar 2020.
    • People and Robots: We can be mean - Invited Talk: Science Distilled, Reno, NV, Apr 2019.
    • Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration: Education and Navigation - Invited Talk: Misty Robotics, Boulder, CO, Jun 2018.
    • Team Formation and Team-Breaking for Human-Robot Interaction - Invited Talk: HRI Program Committee Mini-Symposium, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, Nov 2017.
    • First Responder Interface for Disaster Information (FRIDI): First Responders Introduction - Invited Talk: UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS, University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH, April 2016.
    • Plenary Speaker: The Role Robotics Can Play in STEM Outreach and Classroom Education - Campus Conference on STEM Education, UNR, Reno, NV, April 11, 2016.
    • First Responder Interface for Disaster Information (FRIDI): Simulated Environments for Operator Evaluation - Invited Colloquium, University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, OH, April 2016.
    • Panelist - HRI Young Pioneers, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 7, 2016.
    • Evaluating Robot Feedback for long-term Human-Robot Interaction with Children - Invited Workshop Talk, 1st Workshop on Evaluating Child-Robot Interaction at ICSR, Paris, October 26 2015.
    • Playing to Learn - Invited Panel, Nevada Conference on Digital Learning, April, 2014.
    • Autonomous Socially Assistive Robots in Health Care and Education Domains - Invited Colloquium, University of Nevada, Reno. Reno, NV, February 2013.
    • Autonomous Socially Assistive Robots in Health Care and Education Domains - Invited Colloquium, Olin College of Engineering. Needham, MA, February 2013.
    • Data-Driven Interaction Methods for Socially Assistive Robotics: Applications For Children - Guest Lecture, Vecna Robotics. Cambridge, MA, August 2012.
    • Innovative Technologies for Human-Robot Interaction with Children with Autism - Co-Presented with Prof. Maja Matarić. The HELP Summit 2010, The HELP Group, Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 2010.
    • Towards the Integration of Socially Assistive Robots Into the Lives of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - CS Colloquium Lecture, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA, USA, November 2009.
    • Can Robots Help Children With Autism? - Co-Presented with Prof. Maja Matarić. The HELP Summit 2009, The HELP Group, Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA, October 2009.
    • Towards the Integration of Socially Assistive Robots Into the Lives of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - Guest Lecture, Willow Garage, Inc. Menlo Park, CA, USA, March 2009.
    Teaching Experience
    • Instructor CS791 (Spring 2019): Machine Learning Applications. 24 students per semester. Developed course at UNR for graduate-level instruction (co-Instructor Janelle Blankenburg).
    • Instructor EDU-695c (Summer 2018): Artificial Intelligence. ~10 students/summer. Course taught once summer. (co-Instructor Dr. Candice Guy-Gaytan).
    • Instructor CS482/682 (Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2020): Artificial Intelligence. Approx 75 students per semester. Course taught once per year.
    • Instructor CS791 (Spring 2017): Robot Manipulators. Approx 15 students per semester. Developed course at UNR for graduate-level instruction.
    • Instructor CS135 (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016): Introduction to Programming. Approx 300 students/semester. Course taught once per semester. Moved course from c++ to c. Started workshop program. New preparation of course.
    • Instructor CS 491x/691x/791x (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018): Robotics for Humanity. Approx 15 students/semester. Course taught once per year. Created course at UNR.
    • Instructor CS 425 (Fall 2019): Software Engineering. (Approx 120 students/semester).
    • Instructor CS 425 (Spring 2021): Senior Projects. (Approx 120 students/semester).
    • Guest Lecturer Player/Stage/Gazebo and ROS (2007-2010). CSCI 547: Sensing and Planning in Robotics (Approximately 15 students), CSCI 584: Control and Learning in Multi-Robot Systems (Approximately 40 students) and ENGR 150: Engineering Science and Systems: From Humans to Robots (Approximately 30 students), Professors: Professors: Gaurav Sukhatme, Maja Matarić, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California. Presented guests lecture on fundamentals of robot simulation, control, and interaction using the Player/Stage/Gazebo project as well as the ROS (Robot Operating System) project.
    • Guest Lecturer Developing Socially Assistive Robots to Interact With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (2010). ENGR 599: Innovative Technology for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Approximately 15 students), Viterbi School of Engineering and Division of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California. Presented guest lecture on research studies to date involving robots and children with ASD.
    • Teaching Assistant (Fall 2007). ENGR 499: Engineering Science and Systems: From Humans to Robots (Approximately 30 students). Professor: Maja Matarić. Developed and taught programming lab curriculum for the first presentation of the Viterbi School of Engineering (VSoE) freshman all-engineering hands-on robotics course. It is now a regular fall semester course (ENGR 150: From Humans to Robots).
    • Workshop Leader (Spring 2001, 2002). CSC-172: The Science Of Data Structures (Approximately 15 students). Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Prof. Thaddeus Pawlicki and Dean Victoria Roth. Roles: syllabus refinement, chairing discussion, grading, project guidance, etc.
    • Workshop Leader (Fall 2000, 2001, 2002). CSC-171: Computer Programming (Approximately 15 students). Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Prof. Thaddeus Pawlicki and Dean Victoria Roth. Roles: syllabus refinement, chairing discussion, grading, project guidance, etc.
    Academic Advising
    Doctoral Students (Graduated)
    1. Janelle Blankenburgnf,k (Spring 2020)
      Generalized Task Structure Learning for Collaborative Multi-Robot/Human-Robot Task Allocation
    2. Santosh Balajee Banisetty (Spring 2020)
      Multi-Context Socially-Aware Navigation Using Non-Linear Optimization
    Doctoral Students Currently Mentoring
    1. Melanie Schmidt-Wolf (2020-present)
    2. Bashira Akter Anima (2018-present)
    3. Roya Salekm (2018-present)
    MS Students (Graduated)
    1. Vineeth Rajamohan (Spring 2020)
      Factors Influencing The Human Preferred Interaction Distance
    2. Athanasia Katsila (Fall 2018)
    3. Huy Pham (Fall 2018; co-advised with Dr. Hung La)
    4. Blanca Miller (Spring 2018; co-advised with Dr. Adam Kirn)
      K-12 Curriculum and Robotics to Address the Workforce Shortage and Advancement of Computing
    5. Scott Forernf (Spring 2018; co-advised with Dr. Logan Yliniemi)
      Monopolistic Behaviors In Unmanned Airspace
    6. Janelle Blankenburgnf (Fall 2017)
      A Distributed Control Architecture for Collaborative Multi-Robot Task Allocation
    7. Meera Sebastiano (Fall 2017)
      Socially-Aware Navigation Planner Using Models of Human-Human Interaction
    8. Ashutosh Singandhupe (Summer 2017; co-advised with Dr. Hung La)
      Securing a UAV Using Features from an EEG Signal
    9. Tanvir Ahmed (Summer 2017)
      Evaluation of UAV Interface Design With Respect to Operator Situational Awareness
    10. David Frank (May 2016)
      Deep Learning Based Robust Human Body Segmentation for Pose Estimation from RGB-D Sensors
    • Terence Henriod (May 2016)
      Course-Only MS Option
    [o: GSA Outstanding Graduate Student Award, nf: Nevada Space Grant Consortium Fellow, k: Kanako Miura Award, i: UNR CSE Women's Day Award for Inclusive Practices, m: UNR Dean's Merit Award recipient]
    Undergraduate Students (currently mentoring)
    • Autumn Cuellari, AnaLisa Honourrs, Eloisa Burtonrs, Taylor Boydrs, Christopher Petersonrs.
    Undergraduate Students (graduated)
    • Timothy Sweets, Nishok Yadavhs, Jared Rhizors, Jessica Smiths, Jameson Blake Collinss, Luke Frasers, Jake Sellss, Ryan Yee*, Will Olson*, Josh Curtisg, Jeff Marie Soriano, Zoheb Ashrafu, Janelle Blankenburgn, Mohammad Kaddoura, Zachary Carlsonnsu, MacCallister Higginss, David Franks, Taylor Mansfields, Connor Woodman, Catherine Pollock, Edward Miless, Aaron Whiteheads, Brandon Salmonsa, Eduardo Corona Virgen, Shawn Whites, Nathan Navarro Griffin, Isaac Bartlett, Jamie Postonu*psa, Houston Lucasu*s, Nathan Yocum, Gaetano Evangelista*s, Vineeth Rajamohans, Nathan Sullivans, Eric Huangs, Alex Hansen, Maya Cratsleyrs, Chuong Lers, Stacy Grace Talens Cubosrs, Ryan Fiters, Dao Lers, Stephen ``Michael'' Simmonsrs, Tristan Brodeurrs, Joshua Thomasrs, Stephanie Sturgeon*, Mariya Zagainovars, Natalie Arnoldrs, Christopher Lewis*, Mercedes Andersonu*, Austin Emery, Laik Ruettenrs, Nicholas Ceccarellirs, Amberly Wang, Gabrielle Talavera, Tomo Besshors, Fausto Vegars, Kelsey Grantrs, William Farlessyostrs, Anthony Bugattors, Leah Kramer, Ruilin Linrs.
    [*: NSF REU, rs: NSF REU Site participant, g: General Undergraduate Research Award (GURA), h: Honors Research Undergraduate Award (HURA), n: Nevada Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholar, s: Senior Project Advisor, u: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), p: NASA Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Scholarship Program (USPO), a: UNR CSE Senior Scholar award]
    Postdoctoral Scholars Mentored
    1. Siming Liu (July 2015-January 2016 (20% time))
      FRIDI: First Responder Interface for Disaster Information
    Dissertation Committee Member
    1. Nelson Pearson (chair: Dr. Adam Kirn)
    2. Elif E. Bas (chair: Dr. Mohamed Moustafa; defended 7/2020)
    3. Marissa Tsugawa-Nieves (chair: Dr. Adam Kirn; defended 11/2019)
    4. Paulo Regis (chair: Dr. Shamik Sengupta; defended 7/2019)
    5. Katherine Mussell (chair: Dr. Michael Webster; defended 5/2019)
    6. Majed Al Zayer (chair: Dr. Eelke Folmer; defended 4/2019)
    7. Zhiheng (Joe) Zhou (chair: Dr. Lars Strother; defended 5/2019)
    8. Rafal Skiba (chair: Dr. Jacqueline Snow; defended 8/2016)
    9. William Grussenmeyer (chair: Dr. Eelke Folmer; defended 4/2016)
    10. Corinne Jung (chair: Dr. Jeffrey Hustler; defended 4/2015)
    Thesis Committee Member
    1. Matthew Awere Ohemeng (chair: Dr. Mihye Ahn; defended 12/2017)
    2. Sam Tregillus (chair: Dr. Eelke Folmer; defeneded 8/2016)
    3. Luke Fraser (chair: Dr. Monica Nicolescu; defended 5/2016)
    4. Mohammad Jafari (chair: Dr. Shamik Sengupta; defended 11/2015)
    5. Katherine Mussell (chair: Dr. Michael Webster; defended 5/2015)
    6. Jonathan Barragan (chair: Larry Dailey; defended 12/2014)
    7. Christoper Dudley (chair: Dr. Kam Leang; defended 6/2014)
    MS Project Committee Member
    1. Joel Hurley (chair: Dr. Lynda Wiest; defended 4/2018)
    2. Latanya Robinson (chair: Dr. Adam Kirn; defended 4/2018)
    3. Ken Rackley (chair: Dr. Adam Kirn; defended 4/2018)
    4. Andrew Westby (chair: Dr. Adam Kirn; defended 4/2018)
    5. Julianna Daines (chair: Dr. David Crowther; defended 11/2016)
    6. Andrea Holmen (chair: Dr. Adam Kirn; defended 11/2016)
    MS Students supervised as PhD student
    • Sanford Freedman (2005-2006) [Ph.D., Vanderbilt University], Raul Correal-Tezanos (Fall 2006-Fall 2007), Darren James Earl (Fall 2007-Fall 2008), Farva Jafri (Spring 2011-Fall 2011), Viren Ranan (Spring 2006-Spring 2007), Joshua Wainer (Spring 2006-Spring 2007) [Ph.D., University of Hatfield]
    Undergraduate Students supervised as PhD student/Postdoc
    • Brandon Angelo (Provost's Research Fellow, Fall 2007-Spring 2008), Sean Bachelder (Merit Research Student, Summer 2007-Spring 2008), Devon Balicki (NSF REU, Summer 2012), Ryan Berti (Spring 2008), Will Childs-Klein (NSF REU, Spring 2012-Present), Kyle Heldman (NSF-REU, Summer 2009), Dan Ho (NSF-REU, Summer 2010, 2011), Lynn Jane (LJ) Ho (Merit Research Scholar, Spring 2010-Summer 2010), Rustom Jehangir (Spring 2008), Edward Kaszubski (NSF-REU, Spring 2010-Fall 2011), Karie Lau (Fall 2008-Spring 2010), Sarah Litz (Summer 2013), Urmila Mahadev (WISE Research Fellow, Fall 2007-Spring 2008), Nieu Minh Nguyen (NSF-REU, Spring 2010-Fall 2010), Donovan Schafer (Merit Research Student, Summer 2006), Monica Sharma (Spring 2011), Elaine Short (NSF-REU, Summer 2009)[PhD, University of Southern California, 2017], Kristine Skinner (Merit Research Student, Fall 2003-Spring 2007), Kyle Taylor (NSF-REU, Summer 2008), Tarik Tosun (NSF-REU, Summer 2011), Max Uhlenhuth (Spring 2012), Daniel Ullman (NSF-REU, Spring 2012-Present), Jennie Vongsoasup (CRA-W, Summer 2006), Panthong (Pan) Wangperawong (Fall 2009-Spring 2010), Charles Wang (Summer 2010), Bobby Woodcock (Spring 2011), Helena Wotring (CRA-W, Summer 2006), Jaime Wu (Spring 2011)
    Middle and High School Students
    • Carlos Cifuentes (Summer 2011), David Cox (Summer 2011), Jonathan Flamenco (Summer 2011), Thomas Meehan (Summer 2012), Sarah Litz (Summer 2005-2009), Christina Ramsey (Summer 2011), Alec Solder (Summer 2012), Darrel Sumi (Summer 2007), James Ghera (Spring 2014)
    K-12 Education Outreach
    • Robotics Academy of Nevada One-week workshop for 60 Northern Nevada teachers to train to start robotics competition teams (with DRI, Tesla).-
    • Middle-School Outreach, Unplugged Robotics: Developed tangibles-based programming unplugged programming exercise. Can be combined with low-cost robot platform for middle-school classroom instruction. (currently conducted with over 1600 middle-school-aged students)
    • co-Founder, CodeReno: Coordinating (along with the UNR ACM chapter) the development of online education materials to encourage K-12 kids in the Reno/Sparks area to learn how to code (codereno.org).
    • Valley Beth Shalom Robot Team: Assisted in the development of a curriculum for the Valley Beth Shalom Elementary School (4th, 5th, and 6th graders) First Lego League (FLL) competition robotics team, (2009, 2010).
    • Programming Workbook: Developed a free programming workbook and supporting educational utilities as a companion to The Robotics Primer, MIT Press, 2007 with Prof. Maja Matarić and Nathan Koenig. Workbook is targeted to K-12 educators and students.
      Available on the web (http://roboticsprimer.sourceforge.net/workbook), supported by iRobot Corp, released Aug 2007.
    • Robotics Demonstration: Conducted a demonstration of mobile robotics (along with the class of ENGR 499: From Human to Robots) at the California Science Center, Los Angeles, California (December 2007).
    Professional Activities and Academic Service
    Service to Research Community
    • Managing Editor
      • ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI) (2018-2019)
      • Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI) (2015-2017)
    • co-Chair
      • IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Human-Robot Interaction (2016-present)
    • Reviewer for Granting Agencies
      • National Science Foundation (NSF: CHS (Small, Medium), GRFP, NRI, REU, STC Site Visit)
      • National Institutes of Health (NIH: SBIR)
      • Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC)
      • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
      • Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space (MSTS)
      • Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF)
    • Associate Editor
      • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
      • IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
      • IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO)
    • Program Committee Member
      • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
      • International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
      • International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI)
      • International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human-Robot Interaction (CR-HRI)
      • International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR)
      • Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS)
      • International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO)
    • Technical Program Committee Member
      • International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
    • Reviewer for Professional Journals:
      • ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)
      • ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI)
      • Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice
      • Autonomous Robots (AURO)
      • Cognitive Systems Research (COGSYS)
      • IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
      • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
      • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
      • IEEE Intelligent Systems
      • IEEE Pervasive Computing
      • Human Factors
      • Industrial Robotics
      • Interaction Studies
      • International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
      • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
      • International Journal of Social Robotics
      • Intelligent Service Robotics
      • Journal of Human-Robot Interaction
      • Journal of Infant Behavior and Development
      • Journal of Medical Internet Research
      • Perception & Motor Skills
    • Reviewer for Professional Conferences:
      • Joint IEEE Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB)
      • IEEE-RAS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)
      • International Conference on Computer Convergence Technology (ICCCT)
      • IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics
      • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
      • ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI)
      • IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
      • IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
      • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
      • IEEE International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS)
      • International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR)
    • Maintainer: unr-ros-pkgs the UNR Repository for ROS (Robot Operating System).
    • Maintainer: yale-ros-pkgs the Yale Repository for ROS (Robot Operating System) including the open-source (publicly available source code for free and modification) support packages for the Aldebaran Nao Robot and MIT DragonBot.
    • Maintainer: usc-ros-pkg the USC repository for ROS (Robot Operating System) including the open-source (publicly available source code for free use and modification) drivers for the MobileRobotics (ActivMedia) Pioneer 2 robot and the Overhead Interaction Toolkit (OIT).
    • Developer: Evolution Robotics Software Platform (ERSP) open-source software drivers for the MobileRobotics (ActivMedia) Pioneer 2 and iRobot Create robots.
    Assisting Conference Organization
    • International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), 2020, General Chair.
    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2021) March, 2019-2021, Program Chair.
    • International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), 2016, Session Chair.
    • IEEE International Symposium on Robot Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2016, Session Chair.
    • International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), 2015, Session Chair.
    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016,2017) March, 2015-2017, Steering Committee Member.
    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2016,2017) March, 2015-2017, Finance Chair.
    • SIGAI Career Network Conference (CNC 2015) January, 2015, Publicity Chair.
    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2013) March 4-6, 2013, Tokyo, Japan. Workshops and Tutorials Co-Chair.
    • Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2011) June 27 - July 1st, 2011, Los Angeles, CA. Assisted with conference arrangements by working transportation between conference events and providing technical support during video sessions.
    • ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2010) March 2-5, 2010, Osaka, Japan. Assisted with conference arrangements by working the registration desk.
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, (ICRA 2008) May 19-23, 2008, Pasadena, California. Assisted General Chair with local conference arrangements by setting up and taking down session materials and chairing sessions.
    Symposium and Workshop Organization
    • Co-Organizer (with Heidy Maldonado, Bilge Mutlu, Leila Takayama, and Katherine Tsui) AAAI 2009 Spring Symposium on Experiment Design for Real-World Systems, March 2009.
    College and University Service
    • Member, UNR Raggio Center STEM advisory panel (2014-2017)
    • Member, UNR Committee on the Status of Women (2015-present)
    • Member, UNR Engineering College Core Curriculum Committee (2016-2017)
    • Member, UNR Core Board CO1 Committee (2016-present)
    Department Service
    • Chair, UNR Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Curriculum Committee (2019-present)
    • Advisor, UNR Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) chapter (2013-present)
    • Member, UNR Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2013-present)
    • Member, UNR Computer Science and Engineering Student Outreach and Engagement Committee (2013-present, chair 2017-2019)
    • Member, UNR Computer Science and Engineering Steering Committee (2015-2016)
    Research Lab Service
    • USC Interaction Lab robot infrastructure maintenance and liaison to hardware providers: BlueSky Robotics, MobileRobotics (ActivMedia), Evolution Robotics, and Willow Garage (2004-2011)
    • USC Interaction Lab Webmaster: (with N. Koenig, J. Fasola, 2008-2011)
    Society Memberships
    • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    Last updated: Mar 22 2021