My research interests are shaped around designing child-robot interactions to support children’s social and intellectual development. My current work focuses on designing learning companions for children.

I received my MS degree in Cognitive Sciences and BS degree in Computer Sciences. My interdisciplinary research background allowed me to gain experiences in a wide range of topics including visual cognition and eye-tracking technologies, pragmatics/linguistics (conversational violations and Gricean Maxims), along with investigating in-class peer interactions of children with ASD, educational neuroscience, and neuromarketing projects.