Curriculum Vitae

Christopher John Crick, PhD

Assistant Professor
Oklahoma State University
Computer Science Department
219 MSCS
Stillwater OK 74078

Research Interests

My research agenda is motivated by two overarching, complementary goals: to ground models of developmental psychology and cognitive science in realized, embodied computational systems; and to use models of human cognition and social development to improve robot control and learning, human-robot interaction and artificial intelligence in general.


Yale University
PhD Computer Science, 2009
Dissertation Topic: Inferring Social Roles and Intention from Motion and Interaction
Committee: Brian Scassellati, Brian Scholl, Drew McDermott, Benjamin Kuipers
MPhil Computer Science
MS Computer Science

Harvard University
MS Computer Science
BA History


Book Chapters

Christopher Crick, Graylin Jay, Sarah Osentoski, Benjamin Pitzer and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. Rosbridge. Tracts in Advanced Robotics: Robotics Research (H Christensen and O Khatib, eds.), chapter 29. Springer, 2016.

Ronak Etemadpour, Lars Linsen, Jose Gustavo Paiva, Christopher Crick and Angus Forbes. Choosing visualization techniques for multidimensional data projection tasks: A guideline with examples. Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics: Theory and Applications (A Ranchordas, J Madeiras Pereira, H J Araujo and J Tavares, eds.), chapter 9. Springer, 2016.

Journal Articles

Erin Brannon, Christopher Cushing, Christopher Crick and Tarrah Mitchell. The promise of wearable sensors and ecological momentary assessment measures for dynamical systems modeling in adolescents: A feasibility and acceptability study. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2016.

Sarah Osentoski, Benjamin Pitzer, Christopher Crick, Graylin Jay, Shuonan Dong, Daniel Grollman, Halit Bener Suay and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. Remote robotic laboratories for learning from demonstration. International Journal for Social Robotics, Vol. 4, Issue 4, November 2012, pp. 449-461. PDF

Christopher Crick and Brian Scassellati. Controlling a robot with intention derived from motion. Topics in Cognitive Science, vol. 2, Jan. 2010, pp. 114-126. PDF

Kevin Gold, Marek Doniec, Christopher Crick and Brian Scassellati. Robotic vocabulary building using extension inference and implicit contrast. Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 173, Issue 1, Jan. 2009. PDF

Brian Scassellati, Christopher Crick, Kevin Gold, Elizabeth Kim, Frederick Shic and Ganghua Sun. Social development. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Aug. 2006. PDF

Christopher Crick and Willard Miranker. Apoptosis, neurogenesis, and information content in Hebbian networks Biological Cybernetics, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Jan. 2006. PDF

Conference Proceedings

Sridhar Vemula and Christopher Crick. Hadoop Image Processing Framework. Proceedings of the 4th IEEE Congress on Big Data, 2015. PDF

Ronak Etemadpour, Lars Linsen, Christopher Crick and Angus Forbes. A user-centric taxonomy for multidimensional data projection tasks. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP), 2015. PDF

Harshal Maske, Milecia Matthews, Allan Axelrod, Hossein Mohamadipanah, Girish Chowdhary, Christopher Crick and Prabhakar Pagilla. Collaborative goal and policy learning from human operators of construction co-robots. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2014. PDF

Rakshit Allamaraju, Hassan Kingravi, Allan Axelrod, Girish Chowdhary, Robert Grande, Christopher Crick and Weihua Sheng. Human aware UAS path planning in urban environments using nonstationary MDPs. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Robotics and Information (ICRA). PDF

Christopher Crick, Graylin Jay, Sarah Osentoski and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. ROS and Rosbridge: Roboticists out of the loop. Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2012. PDF

Benjamin Pitzer, Sarah Osentoski, Graylin Jay, Christopher Crick and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. PR2 Remote Lab: an environment for remote development and experimentation. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). PDF

Christopher Crick, Graylin Jay, Sarah Osentoski, Benjamin Pitzer and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. Rosbridge: ROS for non-ROS users. Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Robotics Research, 2011. PDF

Christopher Crick, Sarah Osentoski, Graylin Jay and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. Human and robot perception in large-scale learning from demonstration. Proceedings of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2011. PDF

Sarah Osentoski, Graylin Jay, Christopher Crick, Benjamin Pitzer, Charles DuHadway and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. Robots as web services: reproducible experimentation and application development using rosjs. Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. PDF

Sarah Osentoski, Christopher Crick, Graylin Jay and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. Crowdsourcing for closed loop control. NIPS Workshop on Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds, 2010.

Gary Berg-Cross and Christopher Crick. Intentions and intention recognition in intelligent agents. Proceedings of the Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (PerMIS) Workshop, 2010. PDF

Sarah Osentoski, Graylin Jay, Christopher Crick and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins. Brown ROS Package: Reproducibility for shared experimentation and learning from demonstration. AAAI-10 Robot Workshop, 2010. PDF

Christopher Crick and Brian Scassellati. Intention-based robot control in social games. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting, 2009. Winner of 2009 Higher-Level Cognition Modeling Prize. PDF

Christopher Crick and Brian Scassellati. Inferring narrative and intent from playground games. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE Conference on Development and Learning, 2008. PDF

Christopher Crick, Marek Doniec and Brian Scassellati. Who is IT? Inferring role and intent from agent motion. Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Conference on Development and Learning, 2007. PDF

Maurizio Borsotto, Weihong Zhang, Emir Kapanci, Avi Pfeffer and Christopher Crick. A junction tree propagation algorithm for Bayesian networks with second-order uncertainties. Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, 2006. PDF

Christopher Crick, Matthew Munz and Brian Scassellati. Robotic drumming: Synchronization in social tasks. Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2006. PDF

Christopher Crick and Avi Pfeffer. Loopy belief propagation as a basis for communication in sensor networks. Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Uncertainty in AI, 2003. PDF

Other publications

Christopher Crick and C Thomas Savell. A search method for scientific data in digital libraries. NASA Ames Research Center publication NNA04CB31C, 2004.

Maurizio Borsotto, C Thomas Savell, Jaques Reifman, Reed W Hoyt, Gavin Nunns and Christopher Crick. Life-Signs determination model for warfighter physiological status monitoring. NATO Research and Technology Organization publication RTO-MP-HFM-109-28, 2004. PDF

Teaching Experience

Oklahoma State University
Professor, Fall 2012-Present
Brown University
Instructor, Spring 2011
Consultant, Fall 2010 and 2011
Yale University
September 2006 to December 2009
Teaching Fellow

Research Experience

Oklahoma State University Computer Science Department
July 2012 to Present
Assistant Professor

Brown Department of Computer Science
December 2009 to June 2012
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Yale Social Robotics Laboratory
September 2005 to December 2009
Research Fellow

GCAS, Inc.
June 2004 to August 2005
Knowledge Engineer

Professional Activities

University Service

Chair, OSU Computer Science Department Graduate Committee
Member, OSU Computer Science Department Facilities Committee
Chair, OSU Computer Science Department Undergraduate Committee, 2012-2013
Director, Yale Graduate School Conference Travel Fund, 2008-2009
Yale Graduate School Executive Committee, 2007-2008
Yale Graduate Student Assembly, 2005-2009
Yale Graduate Teaching Center advocate, 2006-2009
Yale University Committee on Teaching and Learning, 2006

Contact: Christopher Crick