Faculty Profile: Alyssa Kubota

Alyssa Kubota

Assistant Professor

Discipline: Human-Robot Interaction

Office: SCI 214

Email: akubota@sfsu.edu



Alyssa Kubota


Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego

M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego

B.S., Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College



Dr. Alyssa Kubota joined San Francisco State University in 2023 as a faculty member in computer engineering. Dr. Kubota's research focuses on enabling technological systems to intelligently, autonomously, and longitudinally interact with people in real-world environments. Her work combines human-centric artificial intelligence and participatory design approaches to develop robotic technologies to support and empower people in their everyday lives.


Dr. Kubota's work has been recognized at premier robotics venues, including the flagship ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) and the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), where she received two Best Paper Award Honorable Mentions. She also received the Doctoral Award for Excellence in Research, and an Exceptional Teaching Assistant Award from the University of California San Diego.


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Dr. Alyssa Kubota enjoys making and sharing food with friends and family, playing board games and video games and jogging.