Research Expertise: Computational Design, Robotics, Mechanical Systems
Cynthia's interests focus on computational methods for design automation of robotic systems. Robots integrate mechanical, electronic, and computational subsystems into physical devices that perform complex tasks ranging from autonomous navigation and manipulation to cooperative and social interactions. Cynthia aims to provide designers with intuitive computer-aided design tools for creating customized robots and behaviors. Her work involves developing techniques for representing, modeling, simulating, and fabricating these designs. Cynthia's research lies at the intersection of computational geometry, data driven methods, and rapid fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and origami-inspired assembly.
PhD Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2016 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SM Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2013 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS Mechanical Engineering 2011 – Rice University