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Stefanie Tellex Named One Of Wired UK's Women Who Changed Science In 2015


    Many of us were popping corks and clinking glasses as 2015 turned to 2016, but Professor Stefanie Tellex of Brown University's Department of Computer Science had a special reason to celebrate: she'd recently been named one of four "Women Who Changed Science in 2015" by Wired UK. 

    Featured alongside colleagues who used human stem cells to create functioning miniature kidneys and created a biocompatible adhesive for patching holes in cardiac tissue, Stefanie is praised for her recent work with a Baxter robot ("one of the most compelling stories of the year") and asked about her other research into natural language human-robot communication and the future of personal robotics in our homes. This recent honor provides the capstone for a strong year in which Stefanie won a DARPA Young Faculty Award, received a free Baxter robot for co-creating an award-winning video, and had her work featured by media outlets such as MIT Tech Review, All Tech Considered (National Public Radio), Slashdot, Great Innovative Ideas, and Smithsonian.

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