Walter Lasecki

University of Michigan

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering – The University of Michigan

Dr. Lasecki the Founding Director of the Center for Hybrid Intelligence Systems (HyIntS Center) and leads the Crowds+Machines (CROMA) Lab. He also previously co-directed the UM-IBM Sapphire Project center for conversational technologies. He and his students create interactive intelligent systems that are robust enough to be used in real-world settings by combining both human and machine intelligence to exceed the capabilities of either alone. These systems help people be more productive and improve access to the world for people with disabilities. The underlying approaches can also help re-imagine how organization and coordination are done in groups of all sizes. Prof. Lasecki received his Ph.D and M.S. from the University of Rochester in 2015 and holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Virginia Tech. In 2019, he received a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) for his work on Hybrid Intelligence Systems. He has previously held visiting research positions at CMU, Stanford, Microsoft Research, and Google.

Their Research

Machine Learning, Human Factors and Security Analysis for the Remote Command of Driving: An Mcity Pilot
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hampshire, Walter Lasecki, & Shan Bao
Research Thrusts: Control & OperationsEnabling TechnologyHuman Factors