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Lionel Robert

Professor; Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Faculty Affairs, UMSI

MS, Clemson University
MS, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
MB, Indiana University, Bloomington
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington

Lionel P. Robert, Jr., is a Professor in the School of Information (UMSI) at the University of Michigan, an AIS Distinguished Member Cum Laude, and an IEEE Senior Member. He completed his PhD in Information Systems from Indiana University, where he was a BAT Fellow and KPMG Scholar. As a Transportation Officer in the U.S. Army, Robert spent over 10 years on active and reserve duty. Currently, he is the Director of the Michigan Autonomous Vehicle Research Intergroup Collaboration (MAVRIC). He also an affiliate of the University of Michigan Robotics Institute (Robotics), the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan, and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC) at Indiana University.

Robert’s past research focused on teamwork with technology, but a more accurate description of his current research would be a focus on collaboration through and with technology. His work has been published in leading information systems and information science journals, including Information Systems Research, the Journal of Management Information Systems, the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, PACM on Human-Computer Interaction, and the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. His research has also been published in premier human-computer interaction conferences—such as ACM’s Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, the ACM/IEEE Human Robot Interaction, and the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work—and computational social and data science conferences, including the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, the International World Wide Web Conference, and the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining. His research has been sponsored by the AAA Foundation, the Automotive Research Center/U.S. Army, Army Research Laboratory, Toyota Research Institute, MCity, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and the National Science Foundation.

University Affiliation(s)

Diversity Scholar Network | IBI | MAVRIC | MISC | Robotics Institute

Community and Professional Affiliation(s)


Research Area(s)

Artificial Intelligence | Implementation | technology


  • Funded by: ROBERT, Lionel P
  • Co-investigator of: AI Institute: A National Research Institute for Trust in Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration Accelerating Research, Transforming Society and Growing the American Workforce
  • Co-investigator of: FW-HTF-R: Anthropocentric Robot Collaboration for the Future of Construction Fieldwork