Cynthia Matuszek: Robots, Language, and Environments: Modeling Linguistic Human-Robot Interactions


Dr. Cynthia Matuszek is an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Matuszek directs UMBC’s Interactive Robotics and Language lab, in which research is focused on robots’ acquisition of grounded language, including work in human-robot interfaces, natural language, machine learning, and collaborative robot learning. She has developed a number of algorithms and approaches that make it possible for robots to learn about their environment and how to follow instructions from interactions with non-technical end users. She received her Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Washington in 2014. Dr Matuszek has published in artificial intelligence, robotics, and human-robot interaction venues, and was named in the most recent IEEE bi-annual “10 to watch in AI.”