Computer Science

Contact Information

Office:
Fuller Laboratories, 129
Phone: +1-508-831-5117
Fax: +1-508-831-5776
ciaraldi@wpi.edu

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Michael J. Ciaraldi

Since 1999 I have been Professor of Practice at WPI in Computer Science and Robotics Engineering. The greatest thing about working at WPI is the chance to work with the students on so many different projects, so it is always interesting. Some of these have included Moonraker (winner of the NASA Lunar Excavation Challenge, 2009), Oryx (winner of the NASA Sample Retrun Challenge, 2010), and Prometheus (Rookie of the Year at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, 2010). My interests include curriculum creation, software development, user interface design, networking, and embedded systems. My work at WPI has taken me across the country (New York, Florida, California) and overseas (Japan and Italy).

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Embedded systems
  • User interface design
  • Software engineering

Education

  • BS, Cornell 1973
  • MS, RIT, 1979
  • MS, University of Rochester, 1983
 
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