B.S. Electrical Engineering, M.S. Mechanical Engineering--Product Development
Eric Deng is a 3rd year undergraduate emphasizing in robotics in the Electrical Engineering department at USC. Eric's current research interests include nonverbal gestures, joint attention, and embodiment design. He is currently building robots for children with autism to improve joint attention skills while also exploring computational methods to be used in designing robot controllers for long-term interactions. In the Interaction Lab, he previously worked with Ross Mead by developing software and hardware packages for automated proxemics behavior recognition and production (with the iRobot Ava). He is a CoLab fellow at IDEO, has spent two summers as a Robotics Engineering Intern at Facebook working to develop new products, and was previously a member of the Combustion Physics Lab at USC where he studied the application of synthetic jets in turbulent combustion.