Selma SabanovicAssociate Professor Indiana University BloomingtonSchool of Informatics and Computing / Cognitive Science
Selma Sabanovic is an Associate Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. She founded and directs the R-House Laboratory for Human-Robot Interaction research at IUB. Her work combines the social studies of computing, focusing particularly on the design, use, and consequences of socially interactive and assistive robots in different social and cultural contexts , with research on human-robot interaction (HRI) and social robot design. She draws on qualitative and quantitative methodologies and concepts from social and psychological theory to understand how people perceive, make sense of, and interact with social and assistive robots in different social environments (US and Japan, homes, caregiving institutions). Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Indiana University. She received her PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2007. She was a visiting guest professor at Bielefeld University’s Cognitive Interaction Technology — Center of Excellence in Summer 2014, a lecturer in Stanford University’s Program in Science, Technology and Society in 2008/09, and a visiting scholar at the Intelligent Systems Institute in AIST, Tsukuba, Japan and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in 2005.