Margo K. Apostolos


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • University of Southern California and Stanford University, Writer and _Director

Bio:


  • ISEA1997

    Dr. Apostolos has authored and presented numerous articles in her research and design of Robot Choreography. In addition to her doctoral and post-doctoral studies at Stanford University, she earned an M.A. in Dance from Northwestern University. She has taught in Chicago, San Francisco, at Stanford University, Southern Illinois University, and California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Apostolos served as a Visiting Professor in the
    Department of Psychology at Princeton University while on sabbatical in 1992-1993. Apostolos was a recipient of the prestigious NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship and worked for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltec in Pasadena, California. At PL, Apostolos worked as a research scientist in the area of Space Telerobotics. Apostolos was a CO-Investigator at the Annenberg Center for Communication where she conducted research on facial expressions and human-computer interactions. Her work in this area continues in collaboration with the USC Neuroscience program. As Director of Dance, Apostolos has developed the new Dance Minor for the School of Theatre, directs the Dance Concert each semester, and coordinates the Open Gate Dance Program. Dr. Apostolos also presented scholarly research papers at the Sensor Fusion meeting in Boston and the SEAMUS (Society for Electrical and Acoustical Music) meeting on Movement, Music, and Media. The topics of the research papers included work Apostolos had conducted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for NASA as a summer faculty fellow in Space Telerobotics. Apostolos is also spending the summer working on an Ethnic Dance project as part of a grant she has received from the Irvine Foundation. She has just completed a pro­posal to the National Science Foundation as a collaborator in a USC School of Engineering project.


Current Location:


  • US

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