Katrin Fischer is a PhD student at USC Annenberg with a research focus on human-robot interaction and communication.

She received her first degree in Information Sciences in her native Germany and specialized in human-computer interaction and website usability. Katrin spent several years as a User Experience (UX) Researcher at Apple in Cupertino and then went on to obtain a master’s degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University. Recently, she was a visiting researcher in Prof. Dautenhahn’s social robotics lab (SIRRL) at the University of Waterloo, where she investigated topics such as trust in robots and collaboration in human-robot interaction.