About me

I am a Lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. My primary research interests are human-robot interaction, social robotics, and embodied conversational agents. I am a member of the Glasgow Social Robotics group and the Glasgow Interactive Systems Group (GIST), and an Associate Academic of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology.

From March 2016, I have been coordinating the MuMMER project, a European Horizon 2020 project where we will develop a socially intelligent humanoid robot that is able to operate in a public shopping mall. Here's a short video of me describing the project (video recorded by RoboHub).

More about my research

Selected publications

Full publications list

Contact me

Dr Mary Ellen Foster

Room M101, 18 Lilybank Gardens
+44 (0)141 330 4742
My official University of Glasgow page

How to find my office ...
  • Enter the Sir Alwyn Williams Building
  • Go to the main stairwell and climb up to the floor marked "F" (Lilybank Gardens)
  • Walk along the hallway all the way to the end (past the teaching office) -- you will see rooms numbered F101 and F102
  • Go down the stairs to your right to the first landing -- that's M101 (my office)