I am a computer scientist and roboticist by training. The goal of my research is to understand how we can build interactive computing technologies that are meaningful, intuitive, and appropriate for users, especially in complex social environments. My research often crosses the boundaries between Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interaction, and combines elements from robotics, social science, and design.

I am looking for for highly motivated students to join my research group at Yale. If you are interested in working with me on enabling multi-party human-robot interactions, please read this note about open positions at Yale before contacting me. A recent talk about my work on spatial reasoning for Human-Robot Interaction can be watched below:



Before joining Yale, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Stanford A.I. Lab with Silvio Savarese. I completed my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the Robotics Institute in Carnegie Mellon University and was very lucky to work with Disney Research while in Pittsburgh.

An updated list of my publications can be found here, and in Google Scholar. The code for some of my projects is also hosted in GitHub.

Marynel Vázquez
Computer Science Department
AKW #402
Yale University

News / Upcoming Travel
2019-10-06 · Dagstuhl Seminar on Social Agents for Teamwork and Group Interactions
2019-06-24 · Kevin presents our work on behavioral robot navigation at R:SS'19!
2019-06-20 · UIST PC.
2019-06-19 · Fun visit to Google PAIR.
2019-06-02 · MSR PSI Workshop.
2019-05-20 · ICRA week. New paper! Fun debates on the future of robotics research.
2019-05-17 · Back in the Bay Area. Excited to present at the Stanford HCI Seminar.
2018-11-16 · HRI PC. Winter storm and fires, but it was great to see everybody.
2018-11-02 · Exciting first-time visit to UMass Amherst.
2018-10-30 · Xiaoxue and Ashwini present our work at EMNLP'18 this week!
2018-10-27 · Happy to participate in the NESS NextGen Data Science Day at Yale.
2018-10-19 · Back in Boulder. Amazing NSF ECA-SR Workshop.
2018-10-03 · GONet is now being presented at IROS'18 by N. Hirose!
2018-07-01 · Official first day at Yale.
2018-01-05 · A full paper and a late breaking report accepted at HRI'18!
2017-12-06 · Traveling to Montreal for the CHI PC.
2017-11-16 · HRI MiniSymposium kicks off. Thanks to everybody at Cornell!
2017-11-07 · Exciting visit to NASA Ames.
2017-11-03 · JackRabbot at BAVM'17. Great to catch up with CMU folks.
2017-09-27 · First time at RoboBusiness. Impressed by Cassie from Agility Robotics.
2017-09-15 · Official first day at Stanford.