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Houda Elmimouni

Houda’s research interests lie in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Computer-Mediated Communication. She is keen on understanding how humans use technology to communicate and how culture and gender influence such use. She also studies how well designs align with social values and how to make the process of design a value-sensitive one.

Graduate Students

Leigh Levinson

I’m interested in child-centered robotic design as well as learn about children’s attitudes and concerns in adopting these technologies as part of their life. I am also interested in using thermal imaging to study the psycho-physiological mechanisms at play during child-robot interaction.

Long-Jing (Claire) Hsu

Long-Jing is working with Dr. Selma Sabanovic and Dr. Christina Chung on robots that support older adults and their caregivers. She is involved in research topics such as co-designing robot activities, robot voice preferences, storytelling with robots, and older adults and caregiver relationships.

Sawyer Collins

Sawyer Collins is a 4th year PhD student who focuses on the design of socially assistive robots for mental health. He works to develop new participatory design techniques through games to get a better understanding of not just what these robots should look like, but also how they could be used. He also has a dog named Sunshine and a cat named Monkey who help are a great writing help.

Undergraduate Students

Arinah Karim

A programmer and certified crab rangoon lover. I love reading webtoons and anything Kirby and Pokemon related!

Erin Seliger

I’m a sophomore at IU from Northwest Indiana. I’m studying Intelligent Systems Engineering with a minor in math.

Shekinah Lungu

My name is Agness Lungu and I am an international student from Zambia. I am a sophomore majoring in Intelligent Systems Engineering with a minor in Mathematics and Certificate in Journalism. My hobbies are listening to music, watching sci-fi movies, reading books and engaging in feminist debates. I also have a habit of never finishing TV shows when I start watching them. A few other activities I am involved in at IU are Underrepresented Students in Tech where I am the chair, I write for the Indiana Daily Student under the Black Voices Desk and I am part of the Luddy School of Informatics Computing and Engineering Ambassadors program

Tyler Barrett

My name is Tyler Barrett and I grew up in Zionsville Indiana. Before joining the lab, I did two semesters of UROC with Leigh and Sawyer! I am interested in the field of robotics, and I am particularly interested in the security concerns surrounding robotics.

Zach Kaufman

Hello, my name is Zachary Kaufman. I have more to my bio in which I will write as I create the website later.