Lydia Kavraki#


Lydia Kavraki
Membership Number:5419
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:INFORMATICS
Elected:2020
ORCID:0000-0003-0699-8038
Homepage: http://www.kavrakilab.org



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 Director, Ken Kennedy Institute, Rice University
  • 2017 Professor, Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
  • 2016 - 2019 Chair, Executive Committee, Keck Center of the Gulf Coast Consortia for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
  • 2015 Director, National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics Training Program
  • 2006 - 2019 Rice University Institutional Training Director, Keck Center of the Gulf Coast Consortia for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences
  • 2004 Noah Harding Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Bioengineering, Rice University
  • 2001 - 2004 Associate Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Bioengineering, Rice University
  • 1996 - 2001 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rice University
  • 1995 - 1996 Research Associate, Robotics Laboratory, Stanford University
  • 1990 - 1994 Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • 1987 - 1989 Software Engineer, Foundation of Research and Technology, Greece

Fields of Scholarship

  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Biomedicine

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award
  • 2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award
  • 2020 Member, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 2018 Corresponding Member, Academy of Athens
  • 2017 ACM Athena Lecturer Award
  • 2016 Presidential Mentorship Award, Rice University
  • 2015 Anita Borg ABIE Technical Leadership Award
  • 2014 Honorary Member, Artificial Intelligence Society of Greece
  • 2012 Member, US National Academy of Medicine (NAM)
  • 2012 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2012 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2012 World Open Source Software Challenge Grand Prize, OMPL (Open Motion Planning Library),
  • 2010 Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2010
  • 2008 Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • 2004 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
  • 2004 Fellow, The World Technology Network (WTN)
  • 2002 100 World’s Top Young Innovators by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine
  • 2002 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Academic Career Award
  • 2000 Fellow, Sloan Foundation
  • 2000 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award

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