Dr. Laurel Riek is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. She is a roboticist with interests in human-robot interaction, machine perception, and healthcare engineering, and focuses on designing systems able to sense, respond, and adapt to people. Previously, Prof. Riek was the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame (2011-2016), and Senior Artificial Intelligence Engineer and Roboticist at The MITRE Corporation (2000-2007). She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.S. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Qualcomm Research Award, and was named one of ASEE's 20 Faculty Under 40. Her research has been supported by the NSF, AFOSR, DOE, Luce Foundation, Adobe, and Amazon.