Meet Zhao Han
he/him · /’jau̇-‘hän/ · 韩昭
Zhao Han is a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Adjunct Faculty of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines, joining Dr. Tom Williams’ Mines Interactive Robotics Research Lab (MIRRORLab) in August 2021.
His research lies broadly in human-robot interaction (HRI), robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented reality (AR), including insights from psychology and cognitive science. Specifically, he focuses on designing and studying novel robotic systems and interactions, for embodied robots being more capable in human environments and more understandable while interacting with humans.
Dr. Han is an award-winning researcher. He has won the best long-paper award at INLG 2022 and the best late-breaking report third prize at HRI 2022. He also received the 2022 Mines Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DI&A) Award.
Previously, he had led teams to win multiple robot competitions: first place in the Panasonic Prototype 3D LiDAR Challenge, second place in the FetchIt Mobile Manipulation Challenge at ICRA 2019, and a finalist in the Analog Devices (ADI) Real-Time Sensor Fusion Challenge.
Service is important and beneficial to academic life. Dr. Zhao Han is a General Co-Chair of the 2022 AI-HRI symposium, and is actively involved in HRI standardization (more in CV). At Mines, he founded the Mines Asian Community Alliance and is a founding officer of Mines’ Postdoctoral Affairs Program. He believes in STEM outreach to broaden participation and involve under-represented, under-resourced communities.
Dr. Han received his Ph.D. (2021) in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Human-Robot Interaction Lab, directed by AAAI Fellow Dr. Holly Yanco. Previously, he received his M.S. (advised by Dr. Carson Leung in the Database and Data Mining Lab) and B.S. degrees in Computer Science at the University of Manitoba in Canada.
from Zhao Han
Nov 11, 2022
[DEI workshop at HRI '23] Our HRI workshop on "Inclusive HRI II: Equity and Diversity in Design, Application, Methods, and Community" was accepted to HRI 2023!
Sep 25, 2022
[HRI '23] I am on the program committee of HRI 2023 to help our community grow!
Sep 22, 2022
[THRI] Another journal paper on explaining a robot's past behavior was just accepted to the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI)!
Sep 16, 2022
[AI-HRI] Our paper on augmented reality robot behavior replay was accepted to the AI-HRI symposium!
Sep 1, 2022
[THRI] Our journal paper was just accepted to the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI), titled "Best of Both Worlds? Combining Different Forms of Mixed Reality Deictic Gestures"!
Aug 23, 2022
🏆 I was one of the recipients of the 2022 Mines Annual Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DI&A) Award: Creating a Culture of Inclusion – Faculty!