Rachel Holladay

Graduate Student

Rachel Holladay is computer science PhD student co-advised by Alberto Rodriguez and Tomás Lozano-Pérez. She works in the LIS Group (Learning and Intelligent Systems) and the MCube Lab (Manipulation and Mechanisms at MIT). Her current research focuses on manipulation planning and developing algorithms to enable robots to reason over force and motion constraints. 

Holladay completed her undergraduate degree at Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in computer science and robotics. At CMU she was a researcher at the Robotics Institute in the Personal Robotics Lab, where she was advised by Siddhartha Srinivasa. Her undergraduate thesis examined planning with task space constraints.

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