Chien-Ming Huang John C. Malone Assistant Professor
Intuitive Computing Laboratory
Dept. of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare
Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics



Curriculum Vitae | Google Scholar | ORCiD
My research focuses on designing and enabling productive and responsible computing technology to shape the future of work, living, and care. My recent research interests include 1) making robotic technology more accessible to people with diverse backgrounds, 2) improving the quality of life for older adults, and 3) designing productive interaction strategies for AI systems to assist people.

Current students

I’m fortunate to work with a wonderful group of students.
2018–nowGopika Ajaykumar (CS PhD) | NSF GRFP | JHU Engineering/Nursing fellow
2019–nowYuxiang Gao (CS PhD)
2019–nowMaia Stiber (CS PhD) | CS Department fellow | Co-advised with Russ Taylor
2020–nowAmama Mahmood (CS PhD) | CS Department fellow
2021–nowKaitlynn Pineda (CS PhD) | CS Department fellow | Co-advised with Greg Hager
2021–nowVicky Zeng (CS PhD) | LCSR fellow | Co-advised with Greg Hager
2021–nowVictor Antony (CS PhD)
2021–nowDrew Prinster (CS PhD) | Co-advised with Suchi Saria
2021–nowJuan Antonio Barragan (CS PhD) | LCSR fellow | Co-advised with Peter Kazanzides
2021–nowJeanie Fung (CogSci BS)
2021–nowShiye (Sally) Cao (CS BS/MS)

Selected publications

– End user robot programming –
Computing SurveyA survey on end-user robot programming | pdf
Robotics and Autonomous SystemsDesigning user-centric programming aids for kinesthetic teaching of collaborative robots | pdf
IUI'19PATI: a projection-based augmented table-top interface for robot programming | pdf
HRI'12Robot behavior toolkit: generating effective social behaviors for robots | pdf

– Human robot collaboration –
ICRA'21 WSFACT: a Full-body Ad-hoc Collaboration Testbed for modeling complex teamwork | pdf
HRI'20See what i see: enabling user-centric robotic assistance using first-person demonstrations | pdf
HRI'16Anticipatory robot control for efficient human-robot collaboration | pdf
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGYUsing gaze patterns to predict task intent in collaboration | pdf
RSS'15Adaptive coordination strategies for human-robot handovers | pdf

– Social robots –
Science RoboticsImproving social skills in children with ASD using a long-term, in-home social robot | pdf
HRI'18Thinking aloud with a tutoring robot to enhance learning | pdf
HRI'17Give me a break! personalized timing strategies to promote learning in robot-child tutoring | pdf
RSS'13Modeling and evaluating narrative gestures for humanlike robots | pdf | Best paper award runner-up

– Socially aware robot navigation –
PreprintGroup-aware robot navigation in crowded environments | pdf
ICRA'20Intent-aware pedestrian prediction for adaptive crowd navigation | pdf


EN.601.490/690 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018

EN.601.491/691 Human-Robot Interaction
Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018

Professional services

2018–nowAssociate Editor for the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction
2018, 2019, 2021, 2022HRI Program Committee
2019CHI Program Committee
I'm also a frequent reviewer for HRI, ICRA, and CHI.


News from my research group: here

05.20Humbled to receive Professor Joel Dean Excellence in Teaching Award
02.20Research award – New project in collaboration with I-Jeng Wang and Kapil Katyal to investigate "Human-Centered Assured Autonomy" supported by the JHU Institute for Assured Autonomy
02.19Rsearch award – New project to investigate "Human-Robot Co-Navigation" supported by APL
12.18Joined the editorial board for the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction
10.18Honored to be named the John C. Malone Assistant Professor
09.18Research award – New project in collaboration with Suchi Saria to investigate "Human-Machine Cognitive Teaming for Medical Decision Making" supported by NSF
08.17Joined CS@Johns Hopkins University

Selected press

2021Robot programming for everyday people (JHU Hub)
2019Plays well with humans (JHU Magazine)
2019Robots are becoming classroom tutors. But will they make the grade? (Science News)
2015A new robot helper could make daily chores astronomically more fun (Tech Insider)
2015Teach Your Robot to Do the Dishes (MIT Technology Review)

Working with me

I am always looking for highly motivated students interested in human-computer interaction and/or robotics. However, I do not reply to any inquiries and/or comment on applicaiton materials. If you are interested in working with me, you need to apply to our CS graduate program directly.

Past students

Doctor of Engineering
Bart Paulhamus (Doctor of Engineering, 2021; next: APL)

Brandon Tran (Robotics MS, 2020; next: CS PhD at USC)
Yeping Wang (Robotics MS, 2020; next: CS PhD at UW–Madison)
Xingli Han (CS MS, 2020; next: Robotics PhD at WPI)
Jindan Huang (CS MS, 2020; next: CS PhD at Tufts)
Amrita Krishnaraj (Robotics MS, 2019; next: Van Robotics)
Ruiqing Yin (Robotics MS, 2019; next: Galen Robotics)
Ji Han (Robotics MS, 2019; next: Tusimple)
Xin Ren (Robotics MS, 2018; next:

Fanjun (Frank) Bu (CS BS, 2021; next: CS PhD at Cornell Tech) | CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Reseacher Honorable Mention | JHU CS+X award
Isabel Won (CogSci BS)
Kaushik Srinivasan (CS BS)
Julia Oppenheim (CS BS, 2020; next: MongoDB)