My long-term research vision is to develop intelligent systems that seamlessly interact with, learn from and about, and perform tasks for and with humans. Towards this goal, I aim to contribute novel artificial intelligence (AI) techniques for interactive intelligent systems that leverage knowledge of how people behave around them and are supported by user studies. Using these algorithms, intelligent systems can tailor their functionality by learning actual use patterns and user preferences to improve performance metrics such as task completion time, accuracy, usability, understandability, and predictability. Keywords: Arificial Intelligence (AI), Human-Centered Planning, Task Planning, Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Robots and Trust, Intelligibility, Machine Learning, Big Data and Big Learning, Model Validation, Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing.
I have 4 co-advised Masters students in Robotics: Sandeep Konam, Shen Li, Rosario Scalise, and Sai Selvaraj.