Professor
Raynor Endowed Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineeering
Marquette University

Director
Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab

Engineering Hall 407
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA
andrew.williams at marquette.edu

HEIR Lab Research Website
Personal Website and Blog

Andrew B. Williams, Ph.D., is a Professor and the John P. Raynor, S.J., Distinguished Chair of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Marquette University. Dr. Williams directs the Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab. He joined Marquette University in 2012 after serving as Department Chair in Computer and Information Sciences at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and as a Research Affiliate at Georgia Institute of Technology in the Human-Automation Systems Lab. He earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in AI from the University of Kansas in 1999, M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Marquette University in 1995, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Kansas in 1988. Dr. Williams is the author of the book, Out of the Box: Building Robots, Transforming Lives.

Research

Dr. Williams' research interests are in humanoid robotics and AI, intelligent humanoid coaches, and cooperative autonomous systems. His research aims to develop the theory and engineering principles for humanoid robots to cooperate intuitively and creatively with humans and other robots using principles from developmental artificial intelligence. Dr. Williams is also a recognized leader in broadening participating for women and underrepresented minorities in computing and STEM education. Dr. Williams founded the SpelBots and the Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact Alliance. His research and education funding has included support from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NASA, Apple, Boeing, General Motors, General Electric and Google.

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