WISDM Speaker

Alyssa Pierson, MS, PhD

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement, Academic Collaborations

About Alyssa

Alyssa Pierson is a research scientist in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained her BS in engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 2010, and her MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University in 2016 and 2017, respectively. While at Boston University, she was awarded the Clare Boothe Luce Fellowship and was a Best Paper Finalist at the 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Her research interests focus on trust and cooperation in multi-agent systems, distributed control, and socially-compliant autonomous system design.

STEM Keywords

autonomous vehicles, autonomy, robotics, stem outreach, women in stem

Venture Keywords

artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotics

Country of Origin

United States

Alyssa In the News

Predicting People's Driving Personalities

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Better Reasoning at Tricky Intersections

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Making Autonomous Lane Changes More Like Humans

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Alyssa Awards

Best Conference Paper Finalist, ICRA 2016

Clare Booth Luce Fellowship, 2012-2014