Lerrel Pinto Wins Packard Foundation Fellowship

October 16, 2023

Lerrel Pinto, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, was named a recipient of the 2023 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation earlier today. Presented annually since 1988, Packard Fellows receive $875,000 in unrestricted funds over five years to pursue their research. Today's 35th Anniversary class includes 20  innovative early-career scientists and engineers. Professor Pinto's research focuses on household robotics—in particular, the Pinto Lab aims to build robots that can interact with their environments, learn from their mistakes, and seek advice from humans. Professor Pinto was named one of MIT Technology Review's "35 Innovators Under 35" last month. 

You can read the university's press release to learn more about Professor Pinto's impressive acheivement.