Computer Vision News - March 2022

12 Congrats, Doctor! Karen Tatarian recently defendedwith distinction her PhDat SorbonneUniversity while receiving aMarie Skłodowska-Curie ITN fellowship funded by the European Commission’s H2020 projects. While completing her PhD in Robotics and AI, Karen was also working as a robotics engineer and researcher at SoftBank Robotics in Paris, France. Prior to her PhD, Karen completed her Bachelor of Science in Physics andMasters in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut. While her prior work in robotics focused on control and automation for various mobile robots as well as arm robots and drones, Karen was curious to better understand how the human fits in the equation as technologies and robotics are evolving at a rapid pace. Since then, Karenhas beenonaquest tomakehuman-centered socially intelligent robots and products a reality. Her research interests are in Robotics, Human- Robot Interaction (HRI), Machine Learning, and Reinforcement Learning (RL). Congrats, Doctor Karen!