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  • Rika Antonova

    Rika Antonova

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Computer Science

    BioI am a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University and a recipient of the NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellowship. Currently, I work at the Interactive Perception and Robot Learning (IPRL) lab headed by Jeannette Bohg. In the summer of 2024, I will be transitioning to a faculty position at the University of Cambridge.

    I completed my PhD work on data-efficient simulation-to-reality transfer at the Robotics, Perception and Learning lab at KTH (Stockholm, Sweden), working in the group headed by Danica Kragic. During my PhD, I also had an opportunity to intern at NVIDIA Robotics (Seattle, USA) and Microsoft Research (Cambridge, UK).

    Previously, I was a Masters student at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, developing data-efficient approaches for learning controllers for bipedal locomotion (with Akshara Rai and Chris Atkeson). During my time at CMU, my MS advisor was Emma Brunskill, and in her group I also worked on developing reinforcement learning algorithms for education.

    Prior to that, I was a software engineer at Google, first in the Search Personalization group and then in the Character Recognition team (developing open-source OCR engine Tesseract).

  • Marta Arenas Jal

    Marta Arenas Jal

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering

    BioMarta holds a PhD in pharmaceutical technology and an Executive MBA. She is passionate about healthcare research and innovation and has several years of experience in leading R&D projects within the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Stanford Biodesign, Marta worked at CIMTI which is an accelerator for health startups that supports innovators to develop and implement solutions that improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes.

    Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong track record of successfully translating research and innovation into real-world impact. She is a curious, creative, and open-minded person who is always seeking to solve complex problems in order to make a positive impact on patients’ lives. In her current role as Innovation Fellow at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, she is part of a team working on developing innovative solutions to address unmet needs in healthcare.

  • Mansur Arief

    Mansur Arief

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Aeronautics and Astronautics

    BioI am a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford Intelligent Systems Lab (SISL). I received my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 2023 and a master's degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Much of my work combines machine learning and rare-event theories to efficiently simulate rare catastrophic events. The applications of this line of work include the accelerated testing of intelligent systems. Currently, I am working on AI for safety and sustainability projects, which merge efficient simulation frameworks with optimization and decision-making algorithms.

  • Halleh Balch

    Halleh Balch

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Materials Science and Engineering

    BioHalleh B. Balch is an experimental physicist, NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, and HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow at Stanford University. Her research focuses on developing novel nanophotonic sensors for in situ microscopy and spectroscopy onboard autonomous underwater vehicles to study marine and freshwater environments and their impact on climate and human health. Halleh received her PhD in Physics from the University of California Berkeley and her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in physics and literature.