Sean Andrist

Sean Andrist is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, advised by Dr. Bilge Mutlu in the Human-Computer Interaction lab and Dr. Michael Gleicher in the Visual Computing lab. His research interests involve designing, building, and evaluating socially interactive technologies. In his dissertation research, he focuses on the development of communicative characters, including both embodied virtual agents and social robots, that can use humanlike gaze mechanisms to effectively communicate with people in a variety of contexts, including education, therapy, and collaborative work.

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