Interactive & Emergent Autonomy Lab



Post Dog
Advisor: Katie Fitzsimons


My research is focused on designing human-canine interactions that optimize objective functions with both canine satisfaction and human attention components. My work thus far includes in vivo studies of graduate students in their natural habitat, evaluation of the swarm dynamics of microhumans and quadrupeds in unstructured environments, and work on the rising use of social media for remote human-canine interactions. In my work, I hope to answer basic questions like, "Why are humans so obsessed with me?" and "What do I have to do to get a treat?"


Solicitation of Abdominal Palpation via Supine Caudal Oscillation
Reinforcement Learning of Entertaining Behaviors


Pawchelor of Science, University of Idahound, 2017

Work Experience

Social Media Influencer, 2019-Present

Other Interests

Frisbee, swimming, and belly rubs.


Canines in clothes: Are the rest of us naked?
Curie et al.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 43:270-272, 2019.

The Positive Effect of Labs in Labs on Graduate Student Productivity
Curie et al.
Science Advances, 2:21-45, 2017.