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Ariel Anders, M.S.

Ariel Anders at MIT

Education

M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
B.S., Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Research

Robotics, Manipulation, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Awards

MIT EECS Frederick C Hennie III Teaching Award
MIT Graduate Women of Excellence

Biography

Ariel Anders is a roboticist with almost a decade of experience blending the fields of robotics and computer science. Ariel is a PhD candidate at MIT researching robust robotic manipulation methods with the vision of enabling household helpers. As a teaching assistant at MIT she has taught three undergraduate hands-on robotics laboratory courses and instructed two high-school autonomous vehicle classes. Her passions extend outside research and education: at MIT she helped found a clean energy assessment center, developed an iOS app for people with vision impairment, and received a grant to install therapy lamps across campus.

Ariel attained a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California: Santa Cruz in 2012. She earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2014 and expects to complete her PhD in 2018.


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