Hi! My name is Erin Hedlund and I’m a third-year Robotics Ph.D. student. My main research areas are human-robot interaction and machine learning with a focus on personalization. I’m interested in designing robots/algorithms that are easy for everyday users to interact with, teach, and personalize for applications such as in-home robots or out-patient care. I received the NSF Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science (ARMS) fellowship to study healthcare robotics for my first two years. I graduated from Bucknell University in 2017 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and minors in Math and Spanish and previously worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. In my free time, I enjoy ceramics, hiking and fantasy books.