Stanford University ‘00
David Held is an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the Robotics Institute and is the director of the RPAD (Robots Perceiving And Doing) Lab. His research focuses on perceptual robot learning and he has applied these ideas to robot manipulation and autonomous driving. Before coming to CMU, David was a post-doctoral researcher at U.C. Berkeley, and he completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University. David is a recipient of the Google Faculty Research Award in 2017 and the NSF CAREER Award in 2021.