Honors & Awards

  • Finalist, Best Multi-Robot Systems Paper, ICRA 2017
  • Best Paper Award, BICT 2015
  • MIT Rising Stars in EECS, 2015
  • Best PhD Thesis at EPFL in Computer Science, 2014
  • Travel Award, IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium, 2008
  • SJCC Scholarship (Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce), 2006
  • ABB Trainee of the Year Award, 2004

Academic Service

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Autonomous Robots (AURO), 2018
  • Associate Editor, Robotics and Automation Letters (R-AL), 2018
  • Organizing Committee, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2018
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017-
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015-
  • Program Committee, Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2017-
  • Program Committee, Int. Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS)


  • Lecturer, Mobile Robot Systems, Lent 2018-19
  • Lecturer, Foundations of Computer Science, Michaelmas 2018-19
  • Guest Lecturer, Mobile and Sensor Systems, Lent 2017-18
  • Lecturer, Foundations of Computer Science, Michaelmas 2017-18

Invited Seminars & Keynotes

  • Keynote, Oxbridge Conference for Women in Computing, UK, March 2018
  • “Diversity, Privacy, and Resilience in Robot Networks”, Robotics Seminar, MIT, USA, December 2016
  • “Privacy and Resilience in Networked Robotic Systems”, Information Systems Laboratory Colloquium, Stanford, USA, October 2016
  • “Diversity, Heterogeneity and Resilience in Multi-Robot Systems”, Robotics and Perception Group, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland, September 2016
  • “Quantifying Privacy for Tightly Coupled Heterogeneous Robot Swarms”, ARL Workshop on Heterogeneity, Diversity and Resilience in Multi-Robot Systems, Virginia, USA, August 2016
  • “Diversity and Heterogeneity in Multi-Robot Systems”, Electrical Engineering Departmental Seminar, Princeton, USA, May 2016
  • “Adaptive Distribution of a Swarm of Heterogeneous Robots”, Workshop on Online Decision-making in Multi-Robot Coordination, IROS, Hamburg, Germany, October 2015
  • “Introduction to ROS (Robot Operating System) and the SCARAB Robots”, Programming the Swarm Workshop, UC Berkeley, USA, May 2015


  • I am trilingual (English, German, French); or quadrilingual, if Züridüütsch counts.
  • My Japanese is in a decent state (I passed the proficiency exam in 2006).
  • Portuguese is technically a mother-tongue, but has become rather a passive skill.