Core Team

Dana Kulić

Synthetic Cognition Lead

Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Dana Kulić is a leading expert in human-robot interaction and intelligent systems. Her doctoral work (UBC 2005) saw robots become able to detect and respond to physiological measures to ensure human safety for the first time. She received an Early Researcher Award from the province of Ontario in 2014, and is the founding co-chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Human Movement Understanding.

Kulić is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Electrical and Computer Engineering and has supervised multiple graduate and post-doctoral students associated with the PDG. Kulić leads the Synthetic Cognition research stream and will focus on the development of control and gesture generation strategies, and machine learning algorithms for intelligent interaction.