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Department of Computer Science

Graduate Research

The Department of Computer Science is passionate about involving students at every level in its research. We are proud to say that we have many graduate students who do research with our faculty members. The department would be pleased to add additional papers and presentations to this list, regardless of the year. Please send us the citation for your paper/presentation using this link. It will then be added to this website.

Below are papers and presentations made by graduate students this past academic year.

AY 2020-2021

David Buckingham, PhD candidate, presented “Simultaneous Representation of Knowledge and Belief for Epistemic Planning with Belief Revision,” co-authored by Daniel Kasenberg and Professor Matthias Scheutz at the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020). In addition, Buckingham also presented “Robot Planning with Mental Models of Co-Present Humans,” co-authored by Mihaela Chita-Tegmark and Professor Matthias Scheutz at the 12th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2020).

Mihaela Chita-Tegmark, postdoctoral scholar, presented “Can You Trust Your Trust Measure?” co-authored by Theresa Law, Nick Rabb, and Professor Matthias Scheutz at the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2021). This paper was nominated for Best Paper at HRI 2021.

Jonathan Conroy, E22, and Christopher Thierauf, PhD student, presented “Robot Development and Path Planning for Indoor Ultraviolet Light Disinfection,” co-authored by Parker Rule, Evan Krause, Hugo Akitaya, Andrew Gonczi, and Professors Matias Korman and Matthias Scheutz at the 2021 IEEE international Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021).

Tyler Frasca, PhD candidate, presented “Enabling fast instruction-based modification of learned robot skills,” co-authored by Mihaela Chita-Tegmark and Professor Matthias Scheutz at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Social Robotics 2021 (AAAI’21).

Andrew Gonczi, PhD candidate, presented “Characterizing Universal Reconfigurability of Modular Pivoting Robots,” co-authored by Oliver Korten, Hugo Akitaya, Professor Matias Korman, and other external collaborators at the 37th European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG 2021) and the 37th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2021). 

Osama Haq, PhD student, presented “Judicious QoS using Cloud Overlays,” co-authored by Cody Doucette, John Byers, and Professor Fahad R. Dogar at the ACM 16th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT 2020).

Daniel Kasenberg, PhD candidate, presented “Mate or weight? Perceptions of a robot as agent or object in a creative problem solving task,” co-authored by Theresa Law and Professor Matthias Scheutz in the Workshop on Creativity and Robotics at the 12th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2020).

Sam Lasser, PhD candidate, presented “CoStar: a verified all(*) parser,” co-authored by C. Casinghino, Professor K. Fisher, and C. Roux at the 42nd  ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI ’21).

Other Publications

Journal Papers

Theresa Law, PhD candidate, published “A touching connection: How observing robotic touch can affect human trust in a robot,” co-authored by B. Malle and Professor Matthias Scheutz in International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-17, 2020.

Nick Rabb, PhD student, published “An attachment framework for human-robot interaction,” co-authored by Theresa Law, Mihaela Chita-Tegmark, Professor Matthias Scheutz in International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-24, 2021.

Book Chapter

Theresa Law, PhD candidate, published “Trust: Recent concepts and evaluations in human-robot interactions.” In Chang Nam and Joe Lyons (Eds.), Trust in Human-Robot Interactions (pp. 27-57). San Diego, CA: Elsevier, 2020.