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Peizhu "Pam" Qian

  • AI/Robot Transparency

  • Human-robot Interaction (HRI)

  • Explainable AI (XAI)

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I am a (happy!) fourth-year Ph.D. student in computer science at Rice University, Houston, TX, USA. 

I work with Dr. Vaibhav Unhelkar on problems related to human-robot interaction (HRI), AI transparency, and explainable AI (XAI) systems. 

Selected Publications

  • Peizhu Qian and Vaibhav Unhelkar. Interactively Explaining Robot Policies to Humans in Virtual and Physical Training Environments. (Under review). [pdf

  • Peizhu Qian, et al. Robotic Tutors for Nurse Training: Opportunities for HRI Researchers. AAAI Spring Symposium 2023. [pdf]

  • Peizhu Qian and Vaibhav Unhelkar. Evaluating the Role of Interactivity on Improving Transparency in Autonomous Agents. AAMAS 2022. [pdf]


  • I will be giving a talk on opportunities for robots in nursing at the AAAI Spring Symposium, SF, CA, March 27-29, 2023.

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