Stephanie GilThank you for your visit!  I am currently an Assistant Professor of CS at Harvard University. Previously,  I was an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) in the CS department of the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (CIDSE). At Harvard, I direct the REACT Lab (Robotics, Embedded Autonomy, and Communication Theory Lab).  My goal is to develop and use technologies for improving robot-robot and human-robot teamwork.  The key to effective coordination is information exchange.  So my research looks at ways that use wireless signals to improve communication in multi-robot teams, enhance situational awareness, and secure core multi-agent algorithms. My work has also studied the potential of using brain signals for information exchange in human-robot teams.  I am interested in applications of my research to positioning systems indoors, human-robot collaboration, and making robot-robot teams robust and secure against cybersecurity threats.

Most generally, my work centers around trust and coordination in multi-robot systems. I have been granted an NSF CAREER award (2019), the ONR Young Investigators (YIP) award (2021), and have been selected as a 2020 Sloan Research Fellow. I have also held a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Stanford University (2019) where I was working with the Stanford Robotics Lab.  Please see links to our work that has been reviewed in MIT News, as well as several other news outlets including Wired and the Forbes!

Our REACT Lab (Robotics, Embedded Autonomy, and Communication Theory Lab) group photo:

REACT Lab group photoOur REACT Lab heterogeneous air/ground testbed where we do fast algorithm prototyping and testing for multi-robot decision making and control:

REACT Lab heterogeneous air/ground testbedOur students learn to control robots, track them using our new motion capture lab, and program them to work collaboratively using communication as a sensor for intelligent decision-making.

Motion capture lab

We are always looking for talented and motivated PhD, M.S., and B.S. students to join our team.  Email with your CV and list of relevant current and past projects!