Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has just received an Early Career Research Achievement Award from Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research. Inaugurated last year, the Awards are given in three areas (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Physical Sciences; and Life Sciences and Public Health) to a member of the faculty at the Assistant Professor level, or who was promoted to Associate Professor in the previous academic year, in recognition of an exemplary portfolio of research achievement during their first years at Brown. Stefanie joins Brown CS Adjunct Professor Tim Kraska, who won last year's Award in the Physical Sciences category. The Award is accompanied by a research stipend of $5,000.
Stefanie was cited for her artificial intelligence research into new approaches for human-robot communication. Her research group, the Humans to Robots Lab, aims to empower every person with a collaborative robot partner. She has won many top-tier awards and fellowships, including an NSF CAREER Award, Sloan Fellowship, and a DARPA Young Faculty Award. She has published more than 18 technical papers, with many in the top-tier venues of her research area. One of them ("Asking for Help Using Inverse Semantics") received a Best Paper Award. She has also secured significant grant funding from federal and industry sources, and her research has been covered by sources that include NPR, the New Yorker, Wired, and IEEE Spectrum. Stefanie also leads efforts to build community in her field, founding the Northeast Robotics Colloquium that annually brings together roboticists of all varieties from across the northeastern United States.
In the photo above: Richard M. Locke, Stefanie, Huajian Gao, Rose McDermott, Rena Wing, Jill Pipher
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