I am finally official! My bio was just posted on the lab’s website if anyone would like to check it out (click here). It was last week when I first started my internship and before coming into the lab to start I received a few scholarly articles from my adviser to read. They discussed the lab’s work on creating a computer architecture for developing and building rapport. Being prepared and reading additional articles written by the lab before starting definitely helped make the transition in the first few days smoother.
With having no prior experience working in a research lab setting, I was not exactly sure what to expect. All I knew coming in was that I was going to be working on the lab’s Rapport-Aligning Peer Tutor (RAPT). Having been in the lab for six days now, I can say that this might be some of the most hard working and dedicated people I have worked with. Their work-ethic and love for the research they are conducting is shown through their dedicated focus, passion, and long hours they spend in the lab. Having the opportunity to watch and work with such a group is motivating. The lab is currently working around the clock to prepare for an exhibition of their Yahoo!-CMU InMind project at the World Economic Forum in China in the coming weeks. A very unique and captivating project that I have had the opportunity to test!
I am excited to see all that I will experience and learn over the summer from working at ArticuLab. Next week I will dive more into the project I am working on!