PhD Students

I am always looking for highly motivated students interested in human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction, and/or robotics. If you are a prospective graduate student, please apply to the UChicago CS PhD program . The application submission deadline is typically around December 15. You can find more out online about the PhD program in CS at UChicago. Also, feel free to send me an email ( if you have any questions.

Current UChicago Students

If you are a current UChicago graduate or undergraduate student interested in working with me, please send me an email ( containing the following:

  • a few sentences on why you're interested in working with me
  • your CV/resume (including a list of relevant coursework)
  • (if you have them) links to your online portfolio/website or repository profile (e.g., Github)
  • Additionally, you are more than welcome to stop by our weekly lab meetings, where you can learn more about human-robot interaction more broadly and also get a sense of our ongoing research projects and where you might be able to join in. If you would like to attend a lab meeting, please email me ( and I can provide you with the meeting details.

    High School Students

    If you are a current high school student and are interested in getting involved with research here in the Computer Science department at UChicago, I recommend that you check out the following programs:

    If you have been admitted to one of these programs and are interested in our research in the human-robot interaction lab, please reach out to me ( I can let you know if we are currently accepting summer interns and how you might be able to get involved with the lab and our current research projects.

    Our Robots


    Franka Emika

    Misty II



    Turtlebot 3

    Turtlebot 4