Madalin Facino

Empathetic, Interpretable, and Explainable AI

Project Summary

Researching empathetic, interpretable, and explainable AI as a means to support sonar operators in high-stakes decision making. Through creating a more empathetic and transparent AI, we hope to foster Human-AI trust and to build an effective Human-AI team in which both members complement each other in their strengths and support each other in their weaknesses.

Research Interests

The psychology of Human – AI interaction

Explainable AI

Human – AI trust building

AI in the real world




BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley

Experience working in research labs associated with both UC Berkeley, University of Columbia and NYU.


Dr Alan Hunter

Dr Christof Lutteroth

Dr Sam Dugelay (Thales)