Jamy Li

Assistant Professor
University of Twente, The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 1797 6147

Office hours by appointment in
Zilverling 2037
Research interests: emotional closeness in human-robot interaction; assistive robots and novel technologies to help farmers, autistic children, young adults with depression, people with dementia or elderly persons.


Advanced Research Projects in Human Robot Interaction (2017-2019)

Trends in Human Robot Interaction (2017-2019)

Module 6 (for Technical Computer Science and Business & IT Students): Intelligent Interaction Design (Introduction to Human Computer Interaction) (2017-2019)

Foundations of Interaction Technology: HRI week (2019)

I-TECH Project (2018-2019)

Bachelor Thesis (Technical Computer Science (2017)

Please see Osiris for course information.

Selected Publications

Co-supervised or advised students are italicized. Publications at the top-tier computer science conferences CHI, HRI, CSCW and Ubicomp are equivalent to journal publications in other fields.

Ubicomp 2019 (accepted).

Communicating dominance in a nonanthropomorphic robot using locomotion (with Andrea Cuadra, Brian Mok, Byron Reeves, Jofish Kaye and Wendy Ju) https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N673342// Movie: 
THRI 2019, 8(1): 4.

VR-OOM: Virtual Reality Operational On-road driving simulation Environment (with David Goedicke, Vanessa Evers and Wendy Ju) https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N677085 // Movie: 
CHI 2018 (24% acceptance).

Dialogue Design of a Robot-Based Face-Mirroring Game to Engage Autistic Children with Emotional Expressions (with Pauline Chevalier, Vicky Charisi, Bob Schadenberg, Vanessa Evers, Alyssa Alcorn, Liz Pelliciano, Suncica Petrovic)
ICSR 2017.
Children's Views on Identification and Intention Communication of Self-driving Vehicles (with Vicky Charisi, Azra Habibovic, Jonas Andersson and Vanessa Evers) https://dl.acm.org/authorizestats?N677086
IDC 2017 (pp. 399-404). ACM.

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 2017, 21(4): 675-687.

CHI 2017 (pp. 336-341). ACM.
HRI 2016 (pp.575-575). IEEE Press.

Social robots and virtual agents as lecturers for video instruction (with Rene Kizilcec, Jeremy Bailenson and Wendy Ju) 
Computers in Human Behavior 2016, 55(B):1222–1230.

RO-MAN 2016. New York, NY.

SAE 2016. April 12-13, 2016. Detroit, MI.

AAAI Spring Symposium on Enabling Computing Research in Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction, March 12-13, 2016. Palo Alto, CA.

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 77(May 2015): 23–37.

HRI 2015. Portland, OR. (25% acceptance)

ICMI 2015. Sydney, Australia.

International Journal of Social Robotics 2011, 3(2): 125-142.

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 2011, 68(9): 589–602.

Interaction Design Projects

DE-ENIGMA (with Bob Schadenberg, Daniel Davison, Vanessa Evers and DE-ENIGMA EU H2020 Consortium)
Dialogue management and human-robot interaction design for robot to support therapy between adult and autistic children

Learn and Play with Zeno (with Iris Heerlien, Kelly van Tol, Luuk van Kessel and Sverre Boer) 
Turn-taking game with a sensory stimulation ball and mobile base

PlantBot (with Max Meijer, Maaike Dokter, Christiaan Boersma, Ashwin Sadananda Bhat and Ernst Bohlmeijer) // Movie: 
Prototype of an Alexa-supported plant "robot" for minor depression

HRI 2018 Design Co-Chair (with David Sirkin) // flyer http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2018/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/HRI_2018_Poster.png / program booklet http://humanrobotinteraction.org/2018/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018_HRI_Program.pdfInDesign files  / certificate https://drive.google.com/open?id=15yDFspkkDj0IGYtpcgkrHz9Ryvw3XkCR & InDesign files 
Website design, flyer, program booklets and award certificate designs for international conference.

PaperDrawing (with Bram den Hond), part of Global Game Jam 2018
Prototype of a user-drawn side scroller game using a projector and a webcam. Won 1st prize based on audience vote.

DIRECTV Web + Mobile Experience (with Teresa Derrick, Hunter Ochs and Teresa Mak) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n0KMr7jExM7xXDIwM4ZQlO4ji0r3kFSN (password is the full file name with extension of my resume)
Conducted UX strategy, wireframes and research for launches of national offers, customer acquisition, self-care, loyalty, bundles, entertainment and new product initiatives.

Machine Learning / AI / Dataviz Projects

Dataset of all 50,000 cards from 1993-2013 with physical card prices captured on 23 Feb 2015 from TCGPlayer.com

RoboRun (with Sam Crognale) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1n0KMr7jExM7xXDIwM4ZQlO4ji0r3kFSN
Event-driven FSM with localisation and planning in Python, Tkinter with Kre8 Hamster robots.

Javascript visualisations on cloud-based Heroku platform


PhD, Communication Research, Stanford University (2016)

MASc, Industrial Engineering & Knowledge Media Design, University of Toronto (2008)

BASc, Engineering Science, University of Toronto (2006)


Assistant Professor, Human-Media Interaction, University of Twente

University of Twente Project Team Leader, De-Enigma H2020 Project, European Commission

Research Fellow, DesignLab, University of Twente


HRI 2019 Program Committee Member (Topic: Studies in HRI) and Session Chair (Topic: Trust & Privacy)

HRI 2018 Design Chair (with David Sirkin)

CHI 2018 Associate Chair (AC) (Topic: Understanding People B)

Stanford GradQ, Financial Officer, 2013-2016

Reviewer for HRI (2016-2019), CHI (2017, 2018), International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2016-2018), Computers in Human Behavior (2016, 2019), RO-MAN (2016-2018), ICMI (2018), International Journal of Social Robotics (2018-2019), ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (2018), Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces (2018), Behaviour & Information Technology (2017, 2018), DIS (2019), Computational Communication Research (2019), Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews (2019)

Guest Speaker

4TU Collaborative Network on Expressive Robots, May 23, 2019. Utrecht, Netherlands.

Zorg&ICT. April 2018. Utrecht, NL.

BayCHI 2016. San Francisco.


HRI2019 Workshop on "Closeness with Robots" (with David Sirkin, Jan Van Erp and Birna van Riemsdijk)
The first HRI2019 Workshop on "Closeness with Robots" was held on March 11th 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM at EXCO Convention Center in Daegu, Korea.

Selected Press

Credits: icon8.com and adobe.com (icons); sites.google.com (site)