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Baraka, K., Melo, F. S., Couto, M., Veloso, M. “Optimal Action Sequence Generation for Assistive Agents in Fixed Horizon Tasks”. Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 34, 33, Springer, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10458-020-09458-7
Baraka, K., Melo, F. S., Veloso, M. “Interactive Robots with Model-Based ‘Autism-Like’ Behaviors”. Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 10(1), 103-116, De Gruyter, 2019.
Baraka, K., Veloso, M. “Mobile Service Robot State Revealing through Expressive Lights: Formalism, Design and Evaluation”. Int J of Soc Robotics, 10(1), 65-92, Springer, 2018.
Baraka, K., Safatly, L., Artail, H., Ghandour, A., El-Hajj, A. “An Infrastructure-Aided Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Scheme for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks”. Ad Hoc Networks 25, 197-212, Elsevier, 2015.
Baraka, K., Couto, M., Melo, F. S., Veloso, M. “An Optimization Approach for Structured Agent-Based Provider/Receiver Tasks”. In Proceedings of International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS'19), Montreal, Canada, May, 2019. (Best paper nominee)
Baraka, K., Melo, F. S., Veloso, M. “'Autistic Robots' for Embodied Emulation of Behaviors Typically Seen in Children with Different Autism Severities”. In Proceedings of International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR'17), Tsukuba, Japan, November, 2017.
Baraka, K., Melo, F. S., Veloso, M. “Data-Driven Generation of Synthetic Behavioral Feature Vectors Modeling Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”. In Proceedings of Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob'17), 2017 Joint IEEE International Conference on, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 2017.
Baraka, K., Melo, F. S., Veloso, M. “Simulating Behaviors of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Through Reversal of the Autism Diagnosis Process”. In Proceedings of Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA'17), Porto, Portugal, September, 2017.
Baraka, K., Rosenthal, S., Veloso, M. “Enhancing Human Understanding of a Mobile Robot’s State and Actions using Expressive Lights”. In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN'16), New York, USA, August, 2016.
Baraka, K., Veloso, M. “Adaptive Interaction of Persistent Robots to User Temporal Preferences”. In Proceedings of International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’15), Paris, France, October, 2015.
Baraka, K., Paiva, A., Veloso, M. “Expressive Lights for Revealing Mobile Service Robot State”. In Proceedings of Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT'15), Lisbon, Portugal, November, 2015. (also presented at AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction, Arlington, USA, November, 2015.)
Baraka, K., Ghobril, M., Malek, S., Kanj, R., Kayssi, A. “Low Cost Arduino/Android-Based Energy-Efficient Home Automation System with Smart Task Scheduling”. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks (CICSyN'13), Madrid, Spain, June, 2013.
Workshop and symposium papers
Baraka, K., Melo, F. S., Veloso, M. “Towards an Embodied Simulator of Autistic Child Behaviors: an Improved Method for Selecting Simulated Behaviors”. Workshop on Social Robots in Therapy (SREC'18) at HRI'18, Chicago, USA, March, 2018.
Baraka, K., Melo, F. S., Veloso, M. “Embodied Robotic Visualization of Autistic Child Behaviors with Varying Severities”. Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics (BAILAR'17) at RO-MAN'17, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 2017.
Baraka, K., Veloso, M. “Multi-Channel Expression of State Information in a Mobile Service Robot using Animated Lights”. Workshop on Autonomous Mobile Service Robots at IJCAI'16, New York, USA, July, 2016.
Baraka, K., Veloso, M. “Adaptive Interaction of Persistent Robots to User Temporal Preferences”. IBM Research Cognitive Colloquium, NY, USA, September, 2016, also presented at the Innovation with Impact Exhibition, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2016. (invited poster)
Baraka, K., Ghobril, M., Malek, S., Kanj, R., Kayssi, A. “Low Cost Arduino/Android-Based Energy-Efficient Home Automation System with Smart Task Scheduling”. The 12th FEA Student and Alumni Conference at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, May, 2013.
Baraka, K.*, Alves-Oliveira, P.*, Ribeiro, T. “An Extended Framework for Characterizing Social Robots”, In C. Jost et al. (eds.), Human-Robot Interaction, Springer Series on Bio- and Neurosystems 12, Springer Nature, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42307-0_2
Baraka, K., Couto, M., Melo, F. S., Paiva, A., and Veloso, M. “An Approach for Personalized Social Interactions between a Therapeutic Robot and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. Technical Report GAIPS-TR-001-19. Group on Artificial Intelligence for People and Society (GAIPS), Porto Salvo, Portugal, 2019. URL
PhD Thesis: Baraka, K. “Automated Action Selection and Embodied Simulation for Socially Assistive Robots using Standardized Interactions” (June 2020).
Thesis Committee: Manuela Veloso, Francisco S. Melo, Henny Admoni, Aaron Steinfeld, Iolanda Leite, and Luca Iocchi.
Master's Thesis: Baraka, K. “Effective Non-Verbal Communication for Mobile Robots using Expressive Lights” (May 2016).
Thesis Committee: Manuela Veloso, Illah Nourbakhsh, Stephanie Rosenthal, and Heather Knight.
Bachelor’s Final Year Project: Baraka ,K., Ghobril, M., Malek, S. “AAHA: Android/Arduino Home Automation System” (May 2013).
Supervisors: Rouwaida Kanj, and Ayman Kayssi.