I am looking for highly motivated students to work with me on Robotics/HCI at Yale. Ideal candidates are excited about building next-generation interactive computing technologies and enjoy computer programming. Students don't need to be master programmers if they have a strong background in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or design (industrial/product design, architecture), provided that they can demonstrate the ability to pick up new skills quickly. Being a maker and embracing the DIY culture is a plus!

Please familiarize yourself with my research before contacting me (marynelv \at\ stanford.edu). Note that my current research agenda is centered around enabling social interactions between robots and multiple people. I create systems that support these interactions and study the intricacies of these encounters to understand how we can make robots better social actors. My agenda is geared towards supporting long term autonomy, and embedding robots into everyday life.

Open Positions For Students at Yale

If you are an undergrad or graduate student at Yale, and are looking for research opportunities in robotics, human-computer interaction, machine learning, or rapid fabrication, please send me an email with the subject: [RESEARCH AT YALE]. Please explain in your email why you want to work with me, and attach a transcript of your classes and a CV. If you have an online portfolio or code repository, provide a link to them as well in your email.

If you are not at Yale but want to work with me towards a Ph.D. in Computer Science, please apply to the Doctoral Program through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and mention my name in your application. Note that the Computer Science Department is committed to supporting all Ph.D. students for five years (including summers) through combinations of grants, university fellowships, and teaching assistantships.


I do not have funding to support students outside of Yale. If you are a self-funded student somewhere else and want to do an internship with me at Yale, please send me an email with the subject: [INTERNSHIP AT YALE]. Please explain in your email why you want to come to Yale, and attach a transcript of your classes and a CV.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the timeline to apply for open positions?
I am looking for highly motivated students to join my lab on or after the Summer of 2018. If you are already enrolled at Yale, there is no specific timeline to apply. If you are applying to the Doctoral Program of Yale's Computer Science Department, the deadline to apply is handled by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Applications are usually due in December or January, and the program starts the following Fall.

2. How many hours am I expected to dedicate to research?
If you are a Ph.D. student, research should not be a side job for you. Conducting high quality research is your main responsibility, and you should continually dedicate at least 80% of your time to your project(s). If you are a master's student or undergrad, you are expected to allocate minimum 10 hours per week for research.

3. Can you be my mentor for the Yale College First-Year Summer Research Fellowship or the STARS program?
Yes. Please email me if you are elegible for these undergrad research programs and want me to be your mentor.