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Kris Hauser

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Contact Information

hauserk [at]
(812) 856-7496
Informatics East, Room 257


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University, 2008
  • B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics at University of California at Berkeley, 2003


Kris Hauser received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2008, advised by Jean-Claude Latombe, and received bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2003. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley from 2008-2009, in the Automation Lab under Ken Goldberg.

Dr. Hauser's research studies the motion spaces of complex, high dimensional robotic and biological systems, with the aims of helping robots to perform sophisticated tasks, understanding the fundamental capabilities of mechanical designs, and exploring how humans and robots can safely perform cooperative tasks. Applications of his work include robotic manipulation, computer- and robot- assisted surgery, and legged locomotion.

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