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ORGANIZERS

Prof. Momotaz Begum, University of New Hampshire, http://www.cs.unh.edu/~mbegum/, mbegum@cs.unh.edu

Momotaz Begum is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). She directs the Humanitarian Robotics Lab at the UNH. Momotaz’s research interest is in robot perception and learning within the context of humanitarian applications and human-robot interaction. She received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Waterloo, Canada where she worked on visual attention for embodied robots at the Center for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. Momotaz worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Socially Intelligent Machines lab, Georgia Tech (2010-2011) and the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab, University of Toronto (2012-2013). Prior to joining the University of New Hampshire, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Momotaz’s research is sponsored by NSF, AFRL, and IEEE.

Michael D. Radice, Chairman Technology Advisory Board, ChartaCloud -  mike@chartacloud.com

Mike Radice is the Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board for ChartaCloud Technologies and ChartaCloud Robotics. Mike has served in Executive and Board level leadership positions in technology services organizations for more than 40 years. He is an FNB Scholarship Award Recipient and holds his undergraduate degree from LIU/C.W. Post College. Mike currently leads technology, discovery, adoption, and development for the ChartaCloud group of companies. ChartaCloud is a provider of technology-enabled healthcare solutions under the ChartaCares brand and robots and robot behavior software under the ROBOTTECA.com brand. ChartaCloud holds technology reseller and distribution relationships with 26 companies from around the world. Mike has been on the leadership teams of two successful IPOs one listed on NASDAQ and the other on the NYSE. Mike‘s past major projects include the sale and implementation of the electronic filing system for U.S. Income Tax Returns for the U.S. IRS; development of the leading utility billing system in the U.S. for the apartment rental industry; the deployment of a global telecommunications network to over 180 countries.

Organizers of the workshop are from academia and industry and have teamed up to contribute to the advancement of robot-mediated behavior intervention (RMBI). The team helped organize a previous workshop on RMBI held at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 2017 which was largely attended by clinicians, educators and family members of autistic children (https://www.rmbiworkshop.com/). Based on the feedback learned from this workshop the team decided to host a workshop in a robotics-oriented venue and gather a multidisciplinary audience to foster a holistic discussion on the advancement of RMBI.