Elizabeth J. Carter, Ph.D.
Please contact me at Liz.Carter at aya.yale.edu for questions or p/reprints.
Currently, I am a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University in the Robotics Institute examining how people interact with social robots. Previously, I was an Associate Research Scientist at Disney Research, a division of Imagineering at The Walt Disney Company. I work on projects examining interactive avatars, face animation, the uncanny valley, and human-robot interaction. Previously, I was a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University working on human-computer interaction, perception, and autism studies with Jessica Hodgins and Diane Williams. In 2009, I received my Ph.D. in Psychology (Developmental/Cognitive) from Carnegie Mellon for examining how the brains of children and adults interpret basic social signals, including body movements and facial expressions.
For more information on my current and past research, please see the project pages.