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Robotics Challenge


Positions Available

Group Members




Research Scientists and Postdoctoral Associates


Graduate Students


Undergraduate Students

    Shao Yuan Chew Chia

    Harvard "UROP"

    Evelyn Fu

    MIT "UROP"

    Shruti Garg

    MIT "SuperUROP"

    Audrey Lee

    MIT "SuperUROP"



    Mieke Moran




Alumni/Former Group Members

    Amir Ali AhmadiPostdoctoral Associate.
    Now faculty at Princeton.
    Andy BarryPh.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2015).
    Now at Boston Dynamics.
    Katie BylPh.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2008).
    Now faculty in Control Systems at UCSB.
    Rick CoryPh.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2010).
    Now at the Toyota Research Institute.
    Hongkai DaiPh.D. in EECS (2016).
    Now at the Toyota Research Institute.
    Robin DeitsPh.D. in EECS (2018).
    Now at Boston Dynamics.
    Danny DreissVisiting Ph.D. student (2020).
    TU Berlin/Max-Planck.
    Maurice FallonResearch Scientist and Perception Lead for the DARPA Robotics Challenge
    Now faculty at Oxford
    Pete FlorencePh.D. in EECS (2019).
    Now at Google Brain.
    Wei GaoPh.D. in EECS (2021).
    Elena GlassmanGraduate student
    Now faculty at Harvard
    Abhishek GuptaPostdoctoral Assocaite
    Now faculty at U Washington
    Woody HoburgResearch Staff
    Now faculty in MIT Aero/Astro (on leave to join NASA as an astronaut!).
    Vanessa Hsu ChenM.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2007
    Fumiya IidaPostdoctoral Associate.
    Now faculty at the University of Cambridge.
    Greg IzattPh.D. in EECS (2022).
    Now at Boston Dynamics
    Zack JackowskiMasters in Mechanical Engineering, 2011
    Now Senior Engineer at Boston Dynamics.
    J. Zico KolterPostdoctoral Associate
    Now faculty at Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Department.
    Twan KoolenPh.D. in EECS (2019).
    Now at Boston Dynamics
    Scott KuindersmaPostdoc and Control Lead for DARPA Robotics Challenge
    Now at Boston Dynamics.
    Andy LambertM.Eng. in EECS (2023)
    Benoit LandryMasters in EECS (2015)
    Now a PhD student at Stanford.
    Michael LevashovMasters in Aero/Astro (2011)
    Yunzhu LiPh.D. in EECS (2022)
    Now faculty at UIUC.
    Anirudha MajumdarPhD in EECS (2016)
    Now faculty at Princeton.
    Ian ManchesterResearch Scientist
    Now faculty at the University of Sydney.
    Lucas ManuelliPh.D. in EECS (2020)
    Now at NVidia Research.
    Andy MarchesePostdoctoral Associate
    Now at Amazon Robotics.
    Pat MarionPh.D. candidate in EECS
    Now at Drive.ai.
    Kojiro MatsushitaPostdoctoral Associate
    Now faculty at Osaka University Medical School.
    Geronimo MiranoMasters in EECS (2017)
    Kanako MiuraVisiting Researcher from AIST.
    Joseph MoorePh.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2014).
    Now at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
    Katy MuhlradM.Eng. in EECS (2019).
    Now at Boston Dynamics
    Ryuma NiiyamaPostdoctoral Associate.
    Now Assistant Professor at U Tokyo.
    Matt O'KellyVisiting Student.
    Now Research Scientist at Waymo.
    Tao PangPh.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2023).
    Now at BD AI Institute.
    Mark PetersenPh.D. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard (2023).
    Now at Boston Dynamics
    Steve ProulxResearch Staff
    Now at Dexai Robotics.
    Frank PermenterNow at the Toyota Research Institute
    Rob PlattResearch Scientist
    Now faculty at Northeastern University
    Michael PosaPh.D. in EECS (2017).
    Now faculty at U Penn
    Philipp ReistPh.D. Candidate
    Now at ETH Zurich.
    John W. RobertsPh.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2012).
    Now at Google X
    Alberto RodriguezPostdoctoral Associate
    Now faculty at MIT in Mechanical Engineering.
    Khashayar RohanimaneshPostdoctoral Associate
    Now senior research scientist at eBay research.
    Sadra SadraddiniPostdoctoral Associate
    Now at Dexai Robotics..
    Aykut SaticiPostdoctoral Associate
    Now faculty at Boise State.
    Samvaran SharmaM. Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2013).
    Now at Microsoft.
    Shen ShenPh.D. in EECS (2020).
    Now lecturer at MIT.
    Alexander ShkolnikPh.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2010).
    Now President and CEO of Liquid Piston.
    Ria SonechaM.Eng. in EECS (2023)
    Now at Applied Intuition
    Michelle TanM.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2021).
    Now at Applied Intuition
    Vincent TjengM.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2018).
    Now at Cruise
    Mark TobenkinPh.D. in EECS (2014).
    Now at Cruise.
    Jack UmenbergerPostdoctoral Associate
    Now lecturer at Oxford.
    Andres ValenzuelaPh.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2015).
    Now at the Toyota Research Institute.
    Ram VasudevanPostdoctoral Associate
    Now faculty at the University of Michigan.
    Robert VerkuilM.Eng. in EECS (2018).
    Albert WuM.Eng. in EECS (2020).
    Now at Stanford.
    Kaiqing ZhangPostdoctoral Associate
    Now faculty at U Maryland.
    Kathy BatesAdministrative Assistant
    Now enjoying retirement in sunny South Carolina
    Bryt BradleyAdministrative lead on DARPA Robotics Challenge
    Mark PearrowResearch Staff
    Alexander AminiEECS SuperUROP
    Andrew BainesMechE UROP
    David BenhaimEECS UROP
    Erika BildstenMechE UROP
    Gerardo BledtSummer visitor
    Mario BolliniEECS UROP
    Ned BurnellMechE UROP
    Cecilia CantuMechE UROP
    Cyndia CaoMechE UROP
    Guilherme CavalcantiVisiting student from Olin College, Summer 2006
    Olivier ChatotEECS UROP. Now at Google Tokyo (Schaft)
    Alexander ChenEECS SuperUROP
    Phil ChernerEECS UROP
    Paula CountourisMechE UROP
    Alexander DunyakVisiting summer student
    Danny DriessVisiting student from TU Munich
    Andres El-Fakdi SencianesVisiting student from the University of Girona, Spain
    Moritz Fischer-GundlachVisiting student from T.U. Delft
    Ming-fai FongMechE UROP
    Garratt GallagherResearch Staff
    John GlowaMechE UROP
    Aditya GopalanEECS UROP
    Courtney GuoEECS UROP
    Sarah HensleyEECS SuperUROP
    Sara ItaniEECS UROP
    Tim JenksMechE UROP
    Mina KhanSummer visitor
    Mike KerekesMechE UROP
    Veronica LaneEECS SuperUROP
    Connor McCannSummer intern
    Philip J MurzynowskiEECS UROP
    Puneeth MeruvaEECS UROP
    Andrew MeyerEECS UROP
    Will OurslerEECS UROP
    Matt O'KellyVisiting student.
    Michael PriceEECS UROP
    Hodaya ProppSummer visitor
    Amy QianMechE UROP
    Arlis ReynoldsMechE UROP
    Chris RogersEECS UROP
    Jacob SteinhardtEECS UROP
    Chris SweeneyEECS SuperUROP
    Hans SusiloEECS MEng. Now at Waymo.
    Patricia SurianaEECS UROP
    Derrick TanMechE UROP
    Tristan ThrushEECS UROP
    Tim VillabonaMechE UROP
    Scott ViteriUROP
    Maggie WangHarvard UROP
    Lauren WhiteEECS UROP
    Teresa Weirui ZhangMechE UROP