Lydia E. Kavraki
Noah Harding Professor
of Computer Science and Bioengineering
Professor, Graduate Program in Structural and Computational Biology
and Molecular Biophysics (Joint Appointment)
Baylor College of Medicine
Lab Webpage: http://www.kavrakilab.org
Office: DH 3106.
Directions to my office can be found here.
Tel: (713) 348-5737
Fax: (713) 348-5930
"my last name"@rice.edu
Bio and Research
Research and Teaching
All the interesting stuff can be found in the web page of Kavraki's group:
The Physical and Biological Computing Group.
Kavraki is most proud of the accomplishments and awards of her students. Check our group's web page.
For my on-line Bioinformatics class please check Geometric Methods in Structural Computational Biology.
- Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, Elected Member
- The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), Member
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow
- Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Fellow
- American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow
- World Technology Network (WTN) Fellow
- ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award
- Sloan Fellow
- Whitaker Fellow
- Top TR 100 Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review Magazine.
- Popular Science's "Brilliant 10"
- Duncan Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching, Rice University
- Early Academic Career Award of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
- NSF CAREER Award
Activities and News (a rather random collection)
- I have the honor to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2008-2011 for
the IEEE Robotics
and Automation Society (RAS).
The Distinguished Lecturer Program is a flag ship program of RAS
and its goal is to promote the
field of Robotics and Automation to the broad engineering community and
to the public at large. My lectures range from technical lectures
to lectures aimed at non-specialists that can be given in high-schools,
science fairs, science museums etc.
Interested parties can contact me directly. IEEE chapters may
also request funding the visit through:
Requesting a Visit by a RAS Distinguished Lecturer.
- Associate Editor, The International Journal of Robotics Research.
- Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
- Associate Editor for Computer Science Review.
- Editorial Board, Springer Tracks in Advanced Robotics.
This series covers the technical contents, applications, and multidisciplinary aspects
of robotics, embedded in the fields of Mechanical Engineering,
Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Control, and Life
Sciences, as well as the methodologies behind them.
- Distinguished Lecture, Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE), NSF, 2011.
- A workshop on Motion Planning with OMPL at IROS 2011.
- Check out these cool pictures.
- A robotics textbook
Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms and Implementations. The book was published by MIT Press. It was a privilege to contribute to that book.
- Co-Chair, the 19th Annual Research Conference of the Keck Center for Biomedical Sciences Training.
- Co-Chair, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 61st Annual Symposium on Cancer Research.
- Keynote speaker at the 2008 May meeting of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
- A workshop on Hands-on Motion Planning at IROS 2008.
- Co-Organizer, Robotics Session at the German-American Frontiers of Engineering of the National Academy of Engineering, Germany, 2007.
- A workshop on Algorithmic Motion Planning for Autonomous Robots in Challenging Environments.
- Invited Speaker, Computing Research Association (CRA) Symposium,
2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, St Louis,
MO, February 17, 2006.
- Here is some information about
Undergraduate Women in Computer Science Club, for which I am a mentor.
- If you are a woman in computer science, check out
CRA-W and the opportunities it offers.
- Keynote speaker,
2004 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.
Several CSters from Rice traveled to
the conference. See related
- I am involved in the
Robotics Science and Systems Conference. This is
a single-track conference aimed to promote the very best work in robotics.
- I am involved in the
The International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics. This is
the best venue for algorithmic work in robotics.
- A book: Robotics: The Algorithmic Perspective.
- I gave a plenary talk at the 1999
International Conference on
- Here is some information about my 1998 talk
at the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium of
the National Academy of Engineering.
- Pankaj Agrawal, Matt Mason, and myself co-chaired WAFR 98, the Third
International Workshop on the Algorithmic
Foundations of Robotics.
Last Updated 2011