2015 Winner of the ABIE Award for Technical Leadership
Lydia E. Kavraki is the Noah Harding Professor of Computer Science and professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. She received her B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Crete in Greece and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her research focuses on physical algorithms and their applications in robotics, computational structural biology, and translational bioinformatics. Lydia has advised 20 Ph.D., 15 postdoctoral, and more than 50 undergraduate students. She is the recipient of the 2000 Grace Murray Hopper Award, a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, AAAI, AIMBE, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.