Personal profile

Biography

I am a Human-Robot Interaction researcher with a Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction background. Prior to joining Monash University, first, as a Research Fellow (2020-2023) and later on as a Lecturer(2023- ), I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on human-robot collaboration at the University of Waterloo (Canada) from 2017-2019. I obtained a PhD in Sciences and Technologies of Information and Communication from Université de Bretagne-Sud (France) in 2016,  a Master of Science in Computer Science from the École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest (France) in 2012, and a Bachelor in Computer Systems Engineering from Universidad EAFIT (Colombia) in 2010.

My expertise lies at the intersection of human-robot interaction, computational modelling of human decision-making, and robot learning. My current research is focused on making robots more intelligent and able to interact with humans in different situations. I am interested in two main approaches: first, developing computational representations and models of human behaviour and second, endowing robots with novel algorithms that can learn and exploit these models to make better decisions during an interaction. I am also interested in designing robots that can help people with their physical and mental well-being.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, Ph.D, Analysis and Synthesis of Expressive Theatrical Movements, Universite de Bretagne-Sud (University of Southern Brittany)

Award Date: 26 Nov 2016

External positions

Adjunct Lecturer, Universidad EAFIT (EAFIT University)

5 Jul 2021 → …

Research area keywords

  • Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Robot Learning
  • Socially Assistive Robotics
  • Decision Making Modelling
  • Affective Computing
  • Human-Centred Design
  • Human Motion Analysis

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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