Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Computer Science
Biography:Theresa Law’s research interests focus on human-robot interaction, human-robot trust, and social robotics. Her work explores how we can investigate concerns such as mind, agency, intelligence, and consciousness through building and interacting with artificial agents, with the ultimate goal of designing robots that are maximally beneficial to people. She has served as a graduate research assistant in the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Lab at Tufts University, where she did her graduate studies; as research intern at the Future of Life Institute; and undergraduate research fellow at Vassar College, where she earned her BA in cognitive science. Publications include articles in International Journal of Social Robotics and Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction; and a chapter in Trust in Human-Robot Interaction (Elsevier, 2020).
BA, Vassar College; MS, PhD, Tufts University. At Bard since 2023.