Join our Lab

Are you fascinated by intelligent devices - machines and software that can adapt to new circumstances and handle the unforeseen? Are you a constant builder, somebody who is always constructing complex mechanisms, not afraid to find the right components and put them together, from servos and motors to control boards and embedded processors? Do you love to build intelligent algorithms, express them in well crafted code, and then have them effect change on the world, moving around atoms and not just bits? If so, get in touch with us.

Positions: at this time, we do not have any open doctoral research positions in the lab. We have a small number of slots for semester-long research projects for currently enrolled Columbia undergraduate or graduate students. If you believe that the research carried out in our lab is a good fit for your background and interests, please get in touch with us.

Background: robotics is inherently multi-disciplinary, and some of the best work of the future is likely to come from researchers able to understand and span multiple disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Depending on their undergraduate background, doctoral students working in our lab can pursue Ph.D. degrees in either Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science. 

Contact: please contact us by email at the address below. In addition to your resume, your email must include an attached document describing your interest and possible fit in our lab. That document must contain the following information:

  • project(s) in our lab that you are interested in
  • project(s) that you have been involved in that you believe are relevant to the work you hope to do at Columbia. For each, significant project that you've worked on, please describe, in one or two paragraphs:
    • the overall goal of the project
    • your role in the project
    • what was achieved by the end of the project
    • what you've learned in the course of working on it

Once you have that information, please email it to matei.ciocarlie@columbia.edu . Please use "Interested in joining the ROAM lab" as the subject line of your email. 

Please note that we do not have internship positions available in our lab. 

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