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Guy Hoffman

Visiting Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Human-robot interaction


Guy Hoffman joins the faculty of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University in Spring 2016. He is currently Assistant Professor at IDC Herzliya and co-director of the IDC Media Innovation Lab. Before, he was a research fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at MIT. Hoffman holds a Ph.D from MIT in the field of human-robot interaction (HRI), and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. He also studied animation at Parsons School of Design in NYC.

Hoffman heads the Human-Robot Interaction group, focusing on human-robot collaboration and companionship, embodied cognition for social robots, anticipation and timing in HRI and multi-agent MDPs, nonverbal behavior in HRI, robotics for the performing arts, and non-anthropomorphic robot design. His research papers won several top academic awards, including Best Paper awards at HRI and robotics conferences in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2013, and Best Paper Finalist nominations in 2012 and 2015. In both 2010 and 2012, he was selected as one of Israel’s most promising researchers under forty.