Irene Rae

Irene Rae is a Design Researcher at Microsoft in the Data Platforms group, leading their research efforts to improve the design of products such as SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, HDInsight, and DocumentDB. Her dissertation work with Professor Mutlu focused on improving remote communications using robotic telepresence technologies, examining the effects that aspects of embodiment, mobility, and control have on collaborative outcomes. The results of her dissertation work have been used to improve and create the telepresence robots that are on the market today.

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