Dr. Maria Kyrarini

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Assistant Lab Director

Heracleia Lab @ Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of Texas at Arlington

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington under the supervision of Professor Dr. Fillia Makedon. I am also assistant director of Heracleia Lab.

In 2019, I received my Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Bremen under the supervision of Professor Dr.-Eng. Axel Gräser. The title of my Ph.D. Thesis is: "Robot learning from human demonstrations for human-robot synergy". Before that, I received my M.Eng. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and my M.Sc. degree in Automation systems both from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

My primary research interests are on the fields of Robot Learning from Human Demonstrations, Human-Robot Interaction and Assistive Robotics with a special focus on Enhancing Human Performance.

email: maria.kyrarini (at) uta.edu


  • [October 2019] PETRA 2020 is announced! Please submit a paper or a workshop proposal.
  • [September 2019] I have been selected and invited to participate in the STEM Faculty Launch Workshop at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), in Massachusetts (October 2019). I have also been invited to give a presentation regarding my research on robot learning and human-robot interaction to the robotics engineering team there. The details of the presentation can be found here.