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Sawyer Moore Collins

Bio

I'm a first year Informatics PhD Student at IUB through the Intelligent and Interactive Systems track. I'm also pursuing a minor in Public Health. 

I focus on the use and development of robotic systems that could be implemented with populations suffering from mental health conditions such as Major Depressive Disorder. I want to explore the overlap between animal assisted therapy, socially assistive robotics, and the collection of sensor data to provide support and better connections between patient and therapist.

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Education

I have a B.A. in Cognitive Science, with a minor in Informatics and a minor in Human Centered Computing.

I finished my undergraduate degree at IU Bloomington May 2019 before moving directly into a PhD program. 

Grants and Employment

I've worked as a research assistant in the R-House lab working with Selma Šabanović since for 3 years, starting December 2016.

 

Cognitive Science Summer Research Grant 2017

Research Experience for Undergraduates Student Stipend 2017-2019

Inclusion@Robotics: Science and Systems Conference Travel Grant 2018

Computing Research Association Grant, National Science Foundation 2018-2019

Bio

I'm a fourth year Informatics PhD Student at IUB through the Intelligent and Interactive Systems track. I'm also pursuing a minor in Animal Computer Interaction. 

I focus on the use and development of robotic systems that could be implemented with populations living with mental health conditions such as Major Depressive Disorder. I want to explore the overlap between animal assisted therapy, socially assistive robotics, and the collection of sensor data to provide support and better connections between patient and therapist.

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Education

I have a B.A. in Cognitive Science, with a minor in Informatics and a minor in Human Centered Computing.

I finished my undergraduate degree at IU Bloomington May 2019 before moving directly into a PhD program. 

Grants and Employment

I've worked as a research assistant in the R-House lab working with Selma Šabanović since for 7 years, starting December 2016.

I have worked as an associate instructor for I202, Intro to Social Informatics.

Guest Researcher at Tokyo City University June 22nd - July 13th 2019

 

Cognitive Science Summer Research Grant 2017

Research Experience for Undergraduates Student Stipend 2017-2019

Inclusion@Robotics: Science and Systems Conference Travel Grant 2018

Computing Research Association Grant, National Science Foundation 2018-2019

Volunteer Work

  • Facilitator/Outreach Coordinator for TrUSt @ IUB (Transgender Union for Students)

  • Guest panelist for the LGBTQ+ Speakers Bureau

  • GACT (Gender Affirming Care Team) Student Representative

  • Student advisor for the Deans Advisory Council on Diversity And Inclusion

  • Recorder for Graduate Informatics Student Association (GISA)

  • Student advisor for the United Council for Equity

  • Graduate student mentor for undergraduates from the Center of Excellence for Women and Technology (CeWIT)

  • Graduate student mentor for undergraduates in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing program (UROC)

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