Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

About Me

Research Interests

My research is focused at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Human-Robot Interaction, and Unmanned Systems.  I have researched both the ethical ramifications of warfare robots and the interactions between humans and robots in rescue environments, with a specific focus on small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (see Smithsonian Magazine, June 2014).  I approach interactions with small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles through an exploration of behavior-based robotics and cognitive science principles.  Additionally, I have been involved in extensive fieldwork at the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue including 6 exercises and a deployment in 2014 to the SR-530 mudslides in Oso, Washington.

Personal Interests

I am a Private Pilot and fly Cessna 152s.  My husband and I own two dogs (Buzz the pug and Boo the dachshund).