I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Human Sensing Lab in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I have the opportunity to work under the supervision of Dr. Fernando De la Torre and Dr. Lori Holt.
I completed my Ph.D. and M.S. degrees at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. During my time there, I had the privilege of being advised by Dr. Louis-Philippe Morency as part of the MultiComp Lab in the Language Technologies Institute. My dissertation focused on multimodal and intra-/interpersonal modeling and analysis of the social interactions between therapists and their clients.
Prior to my graduate studies, I earned a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, with minor concentrations in cognitive science and physics. Throughout most of my program, I was an active undergraduate researcher under the guidance of Dr. Kristy Boyer from the LearnDialogue Group and Dr. James Lester from the Intellimedia Group, both located within the Center for Educational Informatics.
My research interests include user modeling, affective computing, and multimodal behavior analysis, particularly within the context of healthcare and learning technologies.