Christine Gerardi
About Me

I am a junior at Notre Dame pursuing a dual degree in Computer Engineering and Industrial Design. I plan to graduate with both a B.S. and a B.A. in 2015.

Although I am majoring in Computer Engineering instead of Computer Science, my interest lies primarily in software. I am particularly interested in graphics and their applications in the film industry, both in animation and in special effects. To gain the experience in visual arts needed for that field, I am also pursuing a second degree in Industrial Design.

Some of my other interest include physics, design, and drawing. I have a strong interest in classic films, especially animated films.


About My Professor

Professor Laurel D. Riek is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame, and is the Director of the Robotics, Health, and Communication Lab.

Professor Riek received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge and her B.Sc. in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Melon University.

Professor Riek's research is in the area of robotics, affective computing, social signal processing, human-robot interaction, assistive technology, clinical communication, and health services research.