Tesca Fitzgerald

Tesca Fitzgerald

I am a fourth-year Computer Science PhD candidate in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

My research vision lies at the intersection of Human-Robot Interaction and Cognitive Systems. I develop algorithms and knowledge representations for robots to learn, adapt, and reuse task knowledge through interaction with a human teacher. In doing so, I apply concepts of social learning and cognition to a robot which adapts to human environments.

I am co-advised by Dr. Ashok Goel (director of the Design and Intelligence Lab) and Dr. Andrea Thomaz (director of the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab).

Before joining Georgia Tech in 2013, I graduated from Portland State University with a B.Sc. in Computer Science.