About Us

Our lab is part of the Computer Science Research Faculty,
in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Our lab is also part of the Harvard Wyss Institute for Bio-inspired Engineering, where we co-lead the Bio-inspired Robotics Platform. We are also affiliated with the Systems Biology Department, at the Harvard Medical School.

How to get to our Lab

Address: 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Our group is mostly in the Maxwell Dworkin Building
on the 2nd floor. Our robotics lab is in MD236.

(google map), (pdf map)

Summer 2015

Group Members

Radhika Nagpal
Kavli Professor of Computer Science
Office: MD 235
Email: rad@eecs harvard edu

Assistant: Joanne Bourgeois
(MD 111a, jbourge@seas harvard edu)

Melinda Malley
PhD Student
Robotics
Loc: MD 238
melindamalley@fas


Ben Green
PhD Student
Applied Math
Loc: MD 238
bgreen@g.harvard


Melvin Gauci
Postdoc
Robotics
Loc: MD 238
mgauci@seas


Nicole Carey
Postdoc
Math-Bio
Loc: MD 238

Other Current Lab Members:
Serena Booth (Harvard UNdergraduate Researcher)
Florian Berlinger (ETH Zurich Masters Student)

Collaborators


Dr. Justin Werfel
Senior Researcher
Wyss Institute
[co-leads Termes]

Helen McCreery
PhD Graduate Student
University of Colorado,
Boulder [Social Insects]

Raphael Cherney
Staff Engineer
Wyss Institute
[Educational Robotics]

Mike Rubenstein
Faculty
Northwestern Univ
[co-leads Kilobots]

Robotics: We work closely with the members of the Wyss Bio-inspired Robotics and Anticipatory Medical Devices Platforms, as well as several faculty in the NSF Robobees Project

Biology

Alumni

PhDs and Postdocs:

Justin Werfel
PhD, 2006
Senior Research Scientist, Wyss Institute, Harvard.

Daniel Yamins
PhD, 2008
Faculty
Stanford

Ankit Patel
PhD, 2008
Faculty
Baylor College

Chih-han Yu
PhD, 2010
Founder & CEO
Appier.com

Nicholas Hoff
PhD, 2011
Researcher
BBN

William Tyler Gibson
PhD 2011
postdoc, CalTech

Spring Berman
Postdoc 2011-12
Faculty
Arizona State Univ

Karthik Dantu
Postdoc 2011-13
Faculty
SUNY Buffalo
Bor-rong Chen
Postdoc 2009-11
Software Engineer
Apple
Yong-lae Park
WyssFellow 2010-13
Faculty
CMU

Sabine Hauert
Affiliate
Faculty
Univ. of Bristol, UK

Leia Stirling
Affiliate
Faculty
MIT

Nils Napp
Postdoc 2011-14
Faculty
SUNY Buffalo

Richard Moore
Postdoc 2012-14

Alex Cornejo
Postdoc 2012-14
Software Engineer
Oblong Ind.


Kirstin Petersen
PhD 2014
Postdoc
Max Planck Inst.

Michael Rubenstein
Postdoc 2011-15
Faculty
Northwestern

Monica Ortiz
Postdoc 2013-15
STEM Faculty
Greenwich Academy

  • Master's Students:
    • Luca Brusatin (EPFL 2015, Kilobot Algorithms)
    • Lucian Cucu (EPFL 2014, Self-Assembling Robots)
    • Raphael Cherney (EPFL 2012, Optic Flow Aerial Vehicles)
    • Adrian Cabrera (EPFL 2011, Collective Transport)
    • Jona Raphael (BU 2011, Wearable Hand Orthotic)
    • Harvard: Julius Degesys (2008), FX Williems (2007), Jimming and Winston Cheng (2005)
  • Undergraduates: David Becerra (2015), Dylan Altschuler (Princeton, 2015), Devin Carroll (2014), Max Kanwal (2014), Jao-ke Chin-Lee (2012), Rapheal Cherney (Olin, 2012), Jessica Wu, Olive Rappoli (WPI), Neena Kamath, Peter Bailis, Fiona Wood, KyuBok Lee, Susan Zheng (CMU), Noah Olsman (USC), Rebecca Belisle (Olin College),Sid Chandrasekhran, Svilen Kanev, David Robinson, Kristina Haller (MIT), Andrei Munteanu, Crystal Schuil, Matthew Valente
  • Other Group Members: Christian Ahler (Research Staff, 2012), Ernesto Martinez-Villalpando (co-advised postdoc), Chandana Paul (postdoc), Mirko Bordignon (Visitor, Univ of Southern Denmark), Ian Rose (grad student), Joe Barillari (grad student).

GROUP PHOTOS

Some fun photos from our Picasa Albums


ICRA 2015, Chihuly Museum Reunion


Summer Fun, 2014


Canoe Trip, 2013


In NAMIBIA, 2012


Japanese Tea Garden, SanFran 2011


Lab Ski Trip, 2011


Museum of Science, 2011


Clam Bake, 2010


ICRA Competition 2010


Chih-Han Yu Thesis Defense, 2010