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Kress-Gazit named to Women in Robotics “30 women in robotics you need to know about”
Associate Professor Hadas Kress-Gazit of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) has been included on the Women in Robotics “30 women in robotics you need to know about” list for 2020.
Kress-Gazit, who has been on the faculty at Cornell Engineering since 2009, works to create verifiable robot controllers for complex high-level tasks using logic, verification, synthesis, hybrid systems theory and computational linguistics. She received an NSF CAREER award in 2010, a DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2012 and the Fiona Ip Li '78 and Donald Li '75 Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. Kress-Gazit is currently also President of the Board of the Robotics: Science and Systems Foundation.
Women in Robotics is a 2000+ member group with 16 chapters around the world. Their mission is to provide a community for women working in robotics and women who would like to work in robotics. To be considered for inclusion on the list, women are either nominated by colleagues or noticed for their contributions to research, commercialization, or support of others in the robotics field. To learn more about Women in Robotics, visit their website.
In 2018, Kirstin Petersen of Cornell’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) was similarly honored.