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Chien-Ming Huang, John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.

Chien-Ming, a member of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare and the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, studies human-machine teaming and creates innovative, intuitive, personalized technologies to provide social, physical, and behavioral support for people with a variety of abilities and characteristics, including children with autism spectrum disorders.

His five-year CAREER award, “End-user robot programming by multi-modal instruction,” aims to bring assistive robots within reach of average people by enabling such users to easily instruct them to help complete useful daily tasks.