Dr. Ron Alterovitz is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He leads the Computational Robotics Research Group which investigates new algorithms to enable robots to safely and autonomously complete novel tasks in clinical and home environments. Prior to joining UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009, Dr. Alterovitz earned his B.S. with Honors from Caltech, completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and conducted postdoctoral research at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Robotics and AI group at LAAS-CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in Toulouse, France. Dr. Alterovitz has co-authored a book on Motion Planning in Medicine, was co-awarded a patent for a medical device, and has received multiple best paper finalist awards at IEEE robotics conferences. He is the recipient of an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, the UNC Computer Science Department's Excellence in Teaching Award, and an NSF CAREER award.
More information is available on the Computational Robotics Research Group site.