Agata Rozga is a psychologist with expertise and 13 years of experience forging a new interdisciplinary research area at the intersection of computing and psychology called computational behavioral science. The research vision is to transform the measurement, analysis, and understanding of health-related behaviors by leveraging advances in sensing, wearable and mobile technologies, and computational analysis methods. The ultimate goal is to develop tools that can lead to better detection, monitoring, and treatment of a variety of chronic health conditions.
One key area Dr. Rozga’s research has focused on is understanding early trajectories and predictors of social communication in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In her most recent work, she is applying novel computational methods to longitudinal measures of communication behavior to understand different pathways to language in autism, including failure to acquire spoken language by age 5. Dr. Rozga’s research has recently expanded to include a focus on Mild Cognitive Impairment, with an eye toward developing novel AI-based systems to help monitor cognitive and functional decline in everyday activities, to deliver appropriate in-situ supports, and to support care networks.
Dr. Rozga serves as the Director of Translational Research for the Georgia Tech-led NSF National AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups (AI-CARING), and as the Programs and Research Director for the Technology Core of the Cognitive Empowerment Program at the Emory Brain-Health Center. She was previously the Head of Product for Diligent Robotics, https://www.diligentrobots.com/