Hadas Kress-Gazit joined the faculty of Cornell's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2009. Before that, she was a research scientist at GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania, where she developed methods to create robot controllers for high-level tasks.
Hadas holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Technion in Haifa, Israel, and both a master's degree and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, and she is also part of a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation Expeditions in Computing project to make computer programming faster, easier, and more intuitive.
Hadas writes, "I chose to work in robotics because of their potential impact. I think robots can contribute to society in many different areas, from disaster relief to space exploration."