Name Erin Botti
Title PhD Candidate



  • Spring - 2022
    Head TA: Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Class: Robot Intelligence Planning – Professor: Matthew Gombolay
    • Managed a team of four TAs, created and graded homework assignments and exams, conducted office hours, and facilitated discussions on an online forum for a class of 90 students.
  • Fall - 2023
    Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Class: Introduction to Robotics – Professor: Sean Wilson
    • Built and maintained Turtlebot robots, graded homework assignments and projects, conducted office hours, and facilitated discussions on an online forum for a class of 60 students.
  • 2019 - Present
    Graduate Research Assistant
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    CORE Robotics Lab, Advisor: Matthew Gombolay
    • Develop and implement novel machine learning and learning from demonstration algorithms enabling non-technical users to program robots with new skills.
    • Design, build, and execute human-subjects experiments to investigate how people respond to different algorithms and technical systems with respect to trust, workload, and user satisfaction.
    • Perform advanced statistics and analytics on experiment data to test and validate hypotheses.
    • Build software engineering solutions to connect disparate robotic and machine learning systems.
    • Mentor junior lab members in designing experiments, writing papers, and lab best practices.
    • Conduct peer review with the lab and greater community, assisting colleagues with validation of experiments and ensuring ethical and academic rigor is maintained and assured.
  • 2017 - 2019
    Computer Engineer
    Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
    • Technical team lead managing four workstreams, delivered a prototype Neo4j database enabling comparison of data across multiple domains.
    • Implemented computer vision machine learning models to increase efficiency for reverse engineering embedded devices.
    • Designed and ran tests in a laboratory environment to thoroughly test and evaluate RF geolocation equipment before conducting tests in a real field environment.
    • Modeled potential risk in real world scenarios by deriving statistical models from collected data to make future predictions. A comprehensive data analysis report was delivered and presented to the client.


  • 2022.03.01
    Best Technical Paper
    ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot
  • 2023.04
    TA of the Year
    School of Interactive Computing - Georgia Tech
  • 2023.2024
    P.E.O. Scholar Award
    The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.
  • 2019.2021
    National Science Foundation Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science Fellow
    National Science Foundation
    Traineeship program working in conjunction with Emory Medical Facility and the multi-disciplinary Robotics Ph.D. program at Georgia Institute of Technology. Fellowships are awarded to students dedicated to the advancement of the collaboration between healthcare providers and roboticists to advance and understand the constant and ever-changing intersection of technology and medicine.
  • 2019
    Georgia Robotics Fellowship Recipient
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Award for women and underrepresented minorities in robotics. Individuals are selected based on a rigorous multi-selection criteria set, such as professional recommendations and academic achievement.


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