Lydia Kavraki

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Lydia KavrakiName: Lydia E. Kavraki

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science.
  • Professor of bioengineering at Rice University.
  • Professor of structural and computational biology and molecular biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Known for her work on motion planning and bioinformatics, and in particular for the probabilistic road map method for robot motion planning and biomolecular configuration analysis.

Significant publications

  • Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementations (2005).
  • Robotics: The Algorithmic Perspective (1998).

Honors and awards

  • Technology Review annual list of 35 innovators under the age of 35 (2010).
  • Popular Science magazine "Brilliant 10" awards (2002).
  • Grace Murray Hopper Award (2000).