Jovana Kondic

Jovana Kondic

PhD Student


My ultimate research motivation is equipping AI models with empathy and socio-emotional awareness. I am currently exploring computational theory of mind, neural bases of empathic processes, and the functional role of moods in decision making, for the purposes of maximizing well-being in multi-agent environments.

Previously, I worked on projects exploring Bayesian inverse planning, applying pedagogical reasoning to safety-critical human-robot interactions, the role of conventions in human-AI collaboration, as well as real-time detection of traumatic brain injury.

  • Cognitive Science
  • Affective Neuroscience
  • Human-AI interaction
  • Neuro-inspired AI
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2021 - Present

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BSE in Electrical Engineering, 2017 - 2021

    Princeton University