- Sarah Walsh
- Ph.D. Student (Robotics)
- Montgomery Knight Building270 Ferst DriveAtlanta, GA 30332United States
Sarah is a Robotics PhD student. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and her B.S. in Mathematics from Stockton University. She worked at Sandia National Labs from 2015-2017 developing a diverse set of mathematical models with applications in resilience and trust. There she recieved the DOE Secretary's appreciation award for her work on the Ebola task Force Team. Her current research interests are in judgement and decision making and human robot interaction.
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.