Leah Perlmutter

About me

I am a PhD student studying Human-Robot Interaction at the University of Washington's Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. I started my PhD work in 2016. My advisor is Maya Cakmak and I work in the Human-Centered Robotics Lab. In 2017 I was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

I am passionate about building communities of women in computer science. In 2018 the UW Society of Women Engineers recognized me with the Outstanding Female Engineer Award for my work in organizing women's events for undergraduate and graduate students.

I am a proud member of the UAW 4121 and I hold the informal role of cohort liaison, connecting union members in my community with UAW resources.

Teaching

Lab TA, Colby Computer Science Department, September 2011 - May 2012

TA for CSE 331: Software Design and Implementation, University of Washington Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering Spring 2018

Instructor for CSE 331: Software Design and Implementation, University of Washington Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering Summer 2018

Contact

leahperl AT uw DOT edu

Publications

Leah Perlmutter, Alex Fiannaca, Eric Kernfeld, Sahil Anand, Lindsey Arnold, and Maya Cakmak. “Automatic Adaptation of Online Language Lessons for Robot Tutoring.” In ICSR 2016. Kansas City: Springer, 2016. [PDF]

Leah Perlmutter, Eric Kernfeld, and Maya Cakmak. “Situated Language Understanding with Human-like and Visualization-Based Transparency.” In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2016. doi:10.15607/RSS.2016.XII.040. [PDF]

Daniel A. Lazewatsky, Bogo Giertler, Martha Witick, Leah Perlmutter, Bruce A. Maxwell, and William D. Smart. “Context-Aware Video Compression for Mobile Robots.” In IROS 2011, 4115–20, 2011. doi:10.1109/IROS.2011.6094996. [HTML] [PDF]

Bruce A. Maxwell, Brian M. Leighton, and Leah R. Perlmutter. “A Responsive Vision System to Support Human-Robot Interaction.” presented at the Humanoids Design Architecture and Human Robot Interaction Workshop, US-Korea Conference, 2009. [HTML] [PDF]

Research

A brief summary of my work can be seen on the research page of my lab's website. My YouTube channel for research videos is Leah's Research Videos. Selected videos from my channel are embedded below. Please contact me for more information!

Transparency for Human-Robot Interaction

Kubi (Language Teaching Robot)