As of April 2023, Georgia is a Full Professor for Interactive Robot Perception & Learning at the Computer Science Department of the Technical University of Darmstadt and Hessian.AI. Before that, she was an Assistant Professor since February 2022, and Independent Research Group Leader from March 2021, after getting the renowned Emmy Noether Programme (ENP) fund of the German Research Foundation (DFG). This project was awarded within the ENP Artificial Intelligence call of the DFG – only 9 out of 91 proposals were selected for funding. It enables outstanding young scientists to qualify for a university professorship by independently leading a junior research group over six years.
In her research group, PEARL (previously iROSA), Dr. Chalvatzaki and her team propose new methods at the intersection of machine learning and classical robotics, taking the research for embodied AI robotic assistants one step further. The research in PEARL proposes novel methods for combined planning and learning to enable mobile manipulator robots to solve complex tasks in house-like environments, with the human-in-the-loop of the interaction process.
From October 2019, she was a Postdoctoral researcher at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems group, advised by Jan Peters. Dr. Chalvatzaki completed her Ph.D. in 2019 at the Intelligent Robotics and Automation Lab at the Electrical and Computer Engineering School of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, with her thesis “Human-Centered Modeling for Assistive Robotics: Stochastic Estimation and Robot Learning in Decision-Making.”
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Georgia is a co-chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Mobile Manipulation. Through this role, she organizes events related to Mobile Manipulation research and works on bringing awareness to the problems of perception, action, and learning in mobile manipulation. See more details at https://mobile-manipulation.net/
Georgia is co-chair of the IEEE RAS Women in Engineering committee. Her mission as co-chair is to engage younger and underrepresented groups in robotics research, and organizes events to bring awareness to the topics of inclusion and equal opportunities. See more details at https://www.ieee-ras.org/women-in-engineering