Stefanos Nikolaidis
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Stefanos Nikolaidis

I am an assistant professor in computer science at the University of Southern California. I graduated with a PhD from the CMU Robotics Institute and with a MS from MIT.

My research lies at the intersection of human-robot interaction, game-theory and robot planning under uncertainty. I draw upon insights from studies in economics, cognitive behavioral psychology and human team coordination, to develop mathematical models of human behavior and integrate them into robot decision making in a principled way. Ultimately, my research is motivated by real world problems, thus I believe strongly in the importance of models that are scalable and robust, supporting deployed systems in real world applications.