Dr. Maria Kyrarini
Assistant Professor and David Packard Jr. Faculty Fellow
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Santa Clara University
I am an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and David Packard Jr. Faculty Fellow at Santa Clara University (SCU). I also lead the Human-Machine Interaction & Innovation (HMI2) research group which has been supported by federal (NSF) and SCU internal grants.
Prior to SCU, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington under the advisement of Professor Dr. Fillia Makedon. In 2019, I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the 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 the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2012 and 2014, respectively.
My primary research interests are in the fields of Robot Learning from Demonstrations, Human-Robot Interaction, and Assistive Robotics with a special focus on enhancing Human Performance.
email: mkyrarini (at) scu.edu
Important News - AY 2022-2023:
March 2023: Check out our recent published work at HRI 2023!
December 2022: I was awarded a grant from the Faculty Student Research Assistant Program (FSRAP) at SCU. My group will develop an interactive game with a small Humanoid Robot. Thank you SCU!
August 2022: I was awarded an NSF DARE grant. Thank you NSF!