Kevin Lieberman

University of Michigan Robotics PhD Candidate
Human Factors | Data Science


I am a Robotics PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan, researching how to support trust, transparency, and training in high-risk human-robot teams in aerospace and military environments.

My doctoral advisor is Professor Nadine Sarter. I intend to defend my doctoral thesis in early 2022, and I am currently looking for job opportunities in industry.

Through my research, I have experience designing and conducting human factors experiments to evaluate joint human-machine performance, analyzing gaze behavior with an eye tracker, and conducting statistical analyses. I have completed graduate-level coursework in cognitive ergonomics, human factors, human error, artificial intelligence, computational data science, and robotics. I will graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, in addition to my doctorate.

Prior to beginning graduate school in Fall 2015, I worked for Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus ProSky, developing new air traffic management concepts and analyses.

I graduated with Departmental Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 2012.