Bio


I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Autonomous Systems Lab, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, hosted by Marco Pavone. My research focuses on algorithmic aspects of robotics. I am particularly interested in the design and analysis of techniques for robot motion planning, multi-robot systems, and autonomous mobility on demand. I am supported by the Fulbright Scholars Program.

Prior to Stanford, I was a Ph.D. student at Tel Aviv University working with Dan Halperin in the Computational Geometry Lab. I was supported by the Clore Israel Foundation.

Honors & Awards


  • Fulbright Post-doctoral Scholar Award, United States-Israel Educational Foundation (2018)
  • Clore Scholars Programme, Clore Israel Foundation (2015-18)
  • Best paper award, International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (2017)
  • Excellence in teaching award, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University (2016)
  • Rector’s excellence in teaching award, Tel Aviv University (2015)
  • Best student paper award, and finalist for best paper, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference (2015)
  • Internship Grant, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space, Israel (2014,15)
  • Deutsch Prize, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University (2015)
  • Excellence Scholarship, Selim and Rachel Benin Scholarship Fund (2011,13,14)
  • Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grant for Young Scientists (declined), US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (2014)
  • Aharon and Ephraim Katzir Travel Grant, Batsheva de Rothschild Fund (2014)
  • Intel Award, Intel, Israel (2012)
  • Excellence Scholarship, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University (2011)
  • Dean’s Honor List, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University (2010)

Professional Education


  • Bachelor of Science, Tel Aviv University (2017)
  • Master of Science, Tel Aviv University (2013)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University (2018)
  • B.Sc. (magna cum laude), Tel-Aviv University, Computer Science (2010)
  • M.Sc. (magna cum laude), Tel-Aviv University, Computer Science (2013)
  • Ph.D., Tel-Aviv University, Computer Science (2018)

All Publications


  • The critical radius in sampling-based motion planning INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBOTICS RESEARCH Solovey, K., Kleinbort, M. 2020; 39 (2-3): 266–85
  • Scalable and Congestion-aware Routing for Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand via Frank-Wolfe Optimization Solovey, K., Salazar, M., Pavonc, M., Bicchi, A., KressGazit, H., Hutchinson, S. MIT PRESS. 2019