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
- Elected Member, Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, 2012
- Member, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), 2012
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012
- Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012
- Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2010
- Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2008
- Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2004
- Fellow, The World Technology Network (WTN), 2004
- BioHouston's 2012 Women in Science Award, 2012
- World Open Source Software Challenge Grand Prize, OMPL (Open Motion Planning Library), 2012
- Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Rice University, 2004
- 100 World's Top Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review Magazine, 2002
- IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Academic Career Award, 2002
- Brilliant 10 Scientists, Popular Science Magazine, 2002
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Grace Murray Hopper Award
- Whitaker Investigator, 2001
- Fellow, Sloan Foundation, 2000
- NSF CAREER Award (Early Development Career Award), 1997-2002
Activities and News (a rather random collection)
- General Chair for Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2015. Do not miss this!
- Program Chair for Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2014. More than 800 roboticists attended the single track RSS 2014.
- 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.
- Check out the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL). Used together with ROS and MoveIt! on many robotics platforms.
- I had the honor to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for 2008-2011 for
the IEEE Robotics
and Automation Society (RAS).
- Check out these cool pictures.
- A robotics textbook
Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms and Implementations.
- 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).
- Co-Organizer, Robotics Session at the German-American Frontiers of Engineering of the National Academy of Engineering, Germany, 2007.
- Invited Speaker, Computing Research Association (CRA) Symposium,
2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
- I am the faculty advisor for the
Undergraduate Women in Computer Science Club at Rice.
- 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.
- 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 (partial) update 2014