Anca Dragan

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Founder, Interactive Autonomy and Collaborative Technologies Laboratory (InterACT Lab)
BIDS Faculty Affiliate

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Anca Dragan

Anca Dragan is an Assistant Professor in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. Her goal is to enable robots to work with, around, and in support of people. She runs the InterACT Lab, which focuses on algorithms for human-robot interaction - algorithms that move beyond the robot's function in isolation, and generate robot behavior that also accounts for interaction and coordination with end-users. InterACT work across different applications - from assistive robots, to manufacturing, to autonomous cars - and draws from optimal control, planning, estimation, learning, and cognitive science. She also helped found and serves on the steering committee for the Berkeley AI Research (BAIR) Lab, and she is a co-PI of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. She's been honored by the Sloan Fellowship, MIT TR35, the Okawa award, and an NSF CAREER award.


October 23, 2018 / 4:10pm to 5:00pm