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I am an incoming NSF CSGrad4US Fellow mentored by Katie Siek. I received my undergraduate degree in computer science with a concentration in data science from the University of Washington (UW), where I worked with Maya Cakmak and Siddhartha Srinivasa. I am interested in developing assistive and accessible robotic technologies to broadly serve human needs.


Raida Karim, Amal Nanavati, Taylor Kessler Faulkner, and Siddhartha Srinivasa. Investigating the Levels of Autonomy for Personalization in Assistive Robotics. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Workshop on Lifelong Learning & Personalization in Long-Term HRI (LEAP-HRI), 2023. [video] [slides]

Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Kai Mihata, Raida Karim, Elin A. Björling, and Maya Cakmak. FLEX-SDK: An Open-Source Software Development Kit for Creating Social Robots. Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST), 2022. [video] [bib]
Acceptance Rate: 25%

Raida Karim, Edgar Lopez, Elin A. Björling, and Maya Cakmak. Participatory Design for Mental Health Data Visualization on a Social Robot. IEEE International Symposium on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) Workshop on Participatory Design in HRI, 2022.

Patrícia Alves-Oliveira, Tanya Budhiraja, Samuel So, Raida Karim, Elin A. Björling, and Maya Cakmak. Robot-Mediated Interventions for Youth Mental Health. Design for Health journal, 2022.

Raida Karim, Edgar Lopez, Katelynn Oleson, Tony W. Li, Elin A. Björling, and Maya Cakmak. Share with Me: A Study on a Social Robot Collecting Mental Health Data. International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), 2022. [poster] [bib]

Tony W. Li, Michael Murray, Zander Brumbaugh, Raida Karim, Hanna Lee, Maya Cakmak, and Elin A. Björling. Tell Me About It: Adolescent Self-Disclosure with an Online Robot for Mental Health. HRI LBR, 2023.