Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Southern California, In Progress. Advisor: Dr. Maja Matarić

B.S., Engineering, Distinction, Harvey Mudd College, May 2018. Major Work: Shipwreck Mapping in Malta with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). Advisor: Dr. Christopher Clark


Models of Emotional Intelligence in Socially Assistive Robots, Los Angeles, CA. Advisor: Dr. M. Matarić. August 2018-present.

Autonomous Machine Function, Doosan Bobcat, Claremont, CA. Advisor: Dr. C. Clark. September 2017-May 2018.

Trajectory Tracking Controller for AUVs, Techmation Co, Ltd., Claremont, CA. Advisor: Dr. A. Bright. January 2017-May 2018.


Research Assistant, USC Interaction Lab, Los Angeles, CA. Advisor: Dr. M. Matarić. August 2018-present.

Intern, Booz Allen Hamilton, El Segundo, CA. Supervisor: S. Oswald. June 2018-August 2018.

Intern, Northrop Grumman and Remotec, Huntsville, CA and Clinton, TN. Supervisors: S. Tolliver and W. Johnson. June-August 2017.

Research Assistant, Lab for Autonomous and Intelligent Robotics, Claremont, CA. Advisor: Dr. C. Clark. May 2016-July 2016.

Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: 2018-present

Sigma Xi: 2018-present

Society of Women Engineers Sonora Region B Scholarship: 2017-2018

Shirlynn I. Spacapan Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Community Service: 2016-2017

Rose Hills Foundation Fellowship: 2016

Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation Scholarship: 2015-2018

Harvey S. Mudd Scholarship: 2014-2018


Lupanow, Jessica and Remer, Donald, “A Comparison of Expressed and Desired Leadership Styles in an Experiential Undergraduate Engineering Clinic Program,” Proceedings, 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2018.

Viswanathan, Vaibhav K., Lobo, Zayra, Lupanow, Jessica, Seibert von Fock, Sebastian, Wood, Zoë, Gambin, Timmy, and Clark, Christopher, “AUV Motion-Planning for Photogrammetric Reconstruction of Marine Archaeological Sites,” Proceedings, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), June 2017.

Seibert von Fock, Sebastian M. T., Bilich, Sara, Davis, Katie, Viswanthan, Vaibhav K., Lobo, Zayra, Lupanow, Jessica, Clark, Christopher, Gambin, Timmy, and Wood, Zoë, “Pipeline for Reconstruction and Visualization of Underwater Marine Archaeology Sites using Photogrammetry,” International Conference on Computers and Their Applications (CATA 2017), Mar 2017.

Society Memberships

Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)


Citizenship: US

Gender: Female

Security Clearance: Secret 2017-2027