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Dr Jamy Li

Biography Dr Jamy Li is an Associate Professor in the Applied Informatics group at Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing, Engineering & The Built Environment. His main research area is the design and evaluation of socially interactive robots and related AI systems such as drones, voice assistants and automated vehicles. He received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford in Communication Research in 2016. After that, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente from 2016 to 2020 and as an Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University from 2020 to 2024. Jamy has been involved in two European Commission Horizon 2020 research projects on robots for autistic children and for hospitals and was awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant for a project to develop robots for loneliness mitigation. His current research interest is creating interaction design prototypes for robots and AI systems that help special populations, particularly older adults and individuals with cognitive impairment.

Jamy is on the Program Committee of several related conferences, such as Program Co-Chair for IEEE ICHMS 2024 and Associate Editor of ICRA 2024. He has published in Computers in Human Behavior, IJHCS, IJSR and several human-technology interaction conferences. He was also employed as a User Experience Designer for various companies, including DIRECTV (now AT&T), from 2008-2012.