Dr. Matthew Gombolay is an Assistant Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 2011, an S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 2013, and a Ph.D. in Autonomous Systems from MIT in 2017. Dr. Gombolay’s research interests span robotics, AI/ML, human-robot interaction, and operations research. Between defending his dissertation and joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, Dr. Gombolay served as a technical staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, transitioning his research to the U.S. Navy, earning him an R&D 100 Award. His publication record includes a best paper award from American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, a finalist for best student paper at the American Controls Conference, and a finalist for best paper at the Conference on Robot Learning. Dr. Gombolay was selected as a DARPA Riser in 2018, received 1st place for the Early Career Award from the National Fire Control Symposium, and was awarded a NASA Early Career Fellowship for increasing science autonomy in space. To learn more about Dr. Gombolay, please visit his personal website.