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Associate Professor

Adaptive Motion Planning Research Group
Department of Computer Science
Mailing address:
Mail stop: MSC01 1100
1 University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
office: 349E Farris
telephone: (505) 277-0858
fax: 505.277.6927

Lydia Tapia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. Since becoming an Assistant Professor, she has graduated two Ph.D. students (both with distinction, one earned the Popejoy Award for top dissertation at UNM), earned over 5 million in research and equipment funding (including a NSF CAREER Award and PI of a NSF National Robotics Initiative Grant), and filed two patents, one on a novel Unmanned Aerial Vehicle design and another on a method to design allergen treatments. She achieves this amazing work due to her thriving research team, the Adaptive Motion Planning Research Group, that simulates and analyzes the motions involved in both molecular and robotics applications. Her students have won an international award for undergraduate research, a national conference research award, and regional awards for high school computing. When they are not in the lab, you can often finding them doing interactive robot demos for the community at local schools, robotics competitions, and previously at the New Mexico State Fair.

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