- Sarah Walsh
- Ph.D. Student (Robotics)
- Montgomery Knight Building270 Ferst DriveAtlanta, GA 30332United States
Sarah is working toward her PhD in Robotics at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Her research focuses on the development of shared mental models at the intersection of AI interpretability and human behavior analysis to improve human-AI collaboration in team decision-making tasks.
Sarah grew up in Tuckerton, New Jersey. She received her BS in Mathematics from Stockton University and completed her BS in Mechanical Engineering at Rutgers University. After working at the Stevens Institute of Technology and Sandia National Laboratories, Sarah chose to continue her education at Georgia Tech. After graduation, Sarah plans to leverage her training and experience to begin her professional career as a research scientist driving innovation in the fields of artificial intelligence and user-experience.
Human teams are most effective when the members of the team utilize a shared mental model (SMM), meaning a shared perception of goals and actions through effective communication and an understanding of their fellow team members' goals and likely methods. Currently humans and AI teams share no such model. At best, humans working closely with AI begin to anticipate what the AI can do and when it can be trusted, as is the case in medical decision making.