Kayleigh "KaleB" Bishop

Robotics PhD student by day, tired procrastinator by night

About Me

I’m a PhD student interested in researching embodied computational models of human behavior, especially perceptual, linguistic, and social skills. Using knowledge of how humans perceive and operate on the world and the social beings around them can inform the creation of more intelligent, adaptive, and communicative systems. I am particularly interested in the potential application of these skills in socially assistive robotics and robots for education. My other interests include human-robot interaction, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and social learning across cultures.


Teaching grounded reading skills via an interactive robot tutor


K. Bishop, B. Hayes and A. Roncone

Workshop on Robots for Learning, HRI 2021


University of Colorado Boulder

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Fall 2020 - present

"Have you slept recently?" -- my advisor

I’m in my first year of PhD study as part of the HIRO and CAIRO labs here at Boulder, co-advised by Profs. Alessandro Roncone and Bradley Hayes. I’m also a co-investigator in the Institute for Student-AI Teaming (ISAT) and was awarded the Graduate School’s Chancellor’s Fellowship in 2020.

Yale University

B.S. in Cognitive Science

2016 - 2020

"If you like programming, why does it make you scream so much?" -- my friends

I majored in Cognitive Science with a concentration on Mind & Computation. My thesis, Grounded Natural Language for Collaborative Robotics, was advised by Prof. Brian Scassellati.

  • GPA: 3.92/4.00
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, with Honors in the Major


Graduate Researcher

CU Boulder Department of Computer Science

Fall 2020 - Present


Graduate research assistant and co-investigator as part of the Human Interaction & Robotics Group and the Collaborative AI & Robotics Lab.

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Yale University Department of Computer Science

Fall 2017 - Spring 2020


Research assistant in the Yale Social Robotics Lab (aka Scazlab).

Teaching & Mentorship

Advising Fellow


2018 - 2020


Free college advising for low-income high school students (ASC-certified)

First-year Counselor

Yale University (Timothy Dwight College)

2019 - 2020

Academic and residential advisor to first-year students

Yale Summer Session Counselor

Yale University

Summer 2019

Academic and residential advisor to high school students in summer course program

Computer Science tutor


2018 - 2019

Tutored for Artificial Intelligence (Yale CPSC470) and Data Structures & Programming Techniques (Yale CPSC223)

ONEXYS Mathematics Leader

Yale University

Summer 2017


Taught college math fundamentals for incoming Yale students from low-income backgrounds