My name is Emma Drobina. I am a first-year PhD student at the University of Florida. In 2018, I graduated from the University of South Carolina, where I studied computer science and Spanish. I have worked on projects on a variety of topics, including usability testing and user studies of telepresence systems, the importance of gestures in lessons given by a humanoid robot, the use of a humanoid robot as a math tutor, and more. I have also interned for two summers at Boeing, doing backend and frontend web development, as well as standalone software application development.
In my free time, I am a member of Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE).
My research interests focus on human-computer interaction and human-robot interaction, particularly as relates to accessibility and work with vulnerable populations, including children, older adults, and people with disabilities.
My CV can be found here.