WISDM Speaker

Rachel Holladay, MS

School of Engineering>Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | | PhD
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Board Seat/Advising, Academic Collaborations

About Rachel

Rachel Holladay is a third year computer science PhD student at MIT co-advised by Alberto Rodriguez and Tomás Lozano-Pérez. She work in the MCube Lab (Manipulation and Mechanisms at MIT) and LIS Group (Learning and Intelligent Systems). Her current research lies on the intersection of manipulation and motion planning, focusing on developing algorithms to enable robots to reason over force and motion constraints. Holladay currently serves as EECS REF and is actively involved in the graduate women community in EECS and in robotics. Prior to MIT, she completed her undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in computer science and robotics and was an active researcher in the Robotics Institute.

STEM Keywords

algorithms, artificial intelligence, autonomy, community engagement, computer science, diversity and inclusion, graduate women in stem, mentoring, motion planning, outreach, robotics, stem outreach, task and motion planning, women in stem

Country of Origin

United States

Rachel Awards

National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

NCWIT Collegiate Award