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 and PhD program at 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 (MD)
on the 2nd floor, on Oxford Street.Our robotics lab is in MD236.

(google map), (pdf map)

Summer 2014

Group Members

Radhika Nagpal
Kavli Professor of Computer Science
Office: MD 235
Phone: 617 496 6434
Email: rad@eecs

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

Michael Rubenstein
Research Associate
Kilobot Project
Loc: MD 238

Kirstin Petersen
Graduate Student
Termes Project
Loc: MD 238

Nils Napp
Termes Project
Loc: MD 238

Richard Moore
Robobee Project
Loc: MD 238

Alex Cornejo
Robobee Project
Loc: MD 238

Monica Ortiz
Synthetic Biology
Loc: MD 238

Melinda Malley
Graduate Student
Loc: MD 238


Dr. Justin Werfel
Research Scientist
Wyss Institute
[co-leads Termes]

Leia Stirling
Assistant Professor
MIT AeroAstro
(Wyss AMD)

Sabine Hauert
Assistant Professor
Univ of Bristol

Raphael Cherney
Staff Engineer
Wyss Institute
[Educational Robotics]

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



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

Daniel Yamins
PhD, 2008
postdoc, MIT

Ankit Patel
PhD, 2008
Quantitative Trader,
Global Electronic Trading Co (GETCO)

Chih-han Yu
PhD, 2010
Happier, co-founder

Nicholas Hoff
PhD, 2011
Researcher, BBN

William Tyler Gibson
PhD 2011
postdoc, CalTech

Spring Berman
Postdoc, 2011-12
Assistant Professor
Arizona State Univ

Karthik Dantu
Postdoc 2011-13
Assistant Professor
SUNY Buffalo
Bor-rong Chen
CTO Biosensics
Yong-lae Park
Wyss TechFellow
Assistant Professor
CMU Robotics Institute
  • Undergraduates: Devin Carroll, Max Kanwal, Jao-ke Chin-Lee, Rapheal Cherney (Olin), 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
  • Master's Students: Raphael Cherney (EPFL 2012), Adrian Cabrera (EPFL 2011), Jona Raphael (BU 2011), Julius Degesys (2008), FX Williems (2007), Jimming and Winston Cheng (2005)
  • Group Members: Ernesto Martinez-Villalpando (postdoc), Christian Ahler (Research Staff, 2012), Chandana Paul (postdoc), Mirko Bordignon (Visitor, Univ of Southern Denmark), Ian Rose (phd student), Joe Barillari (phd student).


Some fun photos from our Picasa Albums

Summer Fun, 2014

Canoe Trip, 2013

In NAMIBIA, 2012

Japanese Tea Garden, 2011

May 2011

Lab Ski Trip, 2011

Museum of Science, 2011

Clam Bake, 2010

ICRA Competition 2010

Chih-Han Yu Thesis Defense, 2010