Ria Pereira

Contact Information


  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, 2013

Research Interests

About Me

I am an international student from India, pursuing my Master's degree in Robotics Engineering at WPI. I graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University and then worked as a Software Engineer at New York Air Brake for two years writing code to stop heavy haul freight trains. My research at the AIM Lab is focused on a humanoid robot, PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) where I am working on several different dimensions towards making the current system more comprehensive and user friendly. Besides coursework, I am an aspiring teacher. I work part time as a writing tutor on campus and as a science instructor at Technocopia.


Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Dickstein-Fischer LA, Pereira R, Gandomi K, Fathima A, Fischer GS, Interactive Tracking for Robot-Assisted Autism Therapy, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction - HRI 2017, Vienna, Austria, March 2017. ACM

Lab Members