Audrey St. John

Audrey St. John is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College. Motivated by computational challenges arising in robotics, biology and computer aided design, her research focuses on building theoretical foundations and developing efficient algorithms for geometric problems. She has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to support her work on autonomous multi-robot formations. St. John also works on activities to broaden participation in computer science and STEM, including creating low-risk hardware experiences through the makerspace and helping to develop MaGE, an inclusive academic peer mentorship program (funded by Google’s CS Capacity program).


Audrey St. John
Clapp 221
Department of Computer Science
Mount Holyoke College (map for visitors)

astjohn "at"

I am on leave for the 2018-2019 academic year.


Awards and Honors

Media and News

Undergraduate Projects

Service and Events

  • Chocolate Lab, presented by Physics and CS of MHC and Smith
  • National Computer Science Education Week 2014
  • HackHolyoke -- November 7-8, 2014
  • MakerJam -- February 14-15, 2014
  • Global Game Jam -- January 24-25, 2014
  • National Computer Science Education Week 2013
  • iDesign Studio: Shadow Box
  • Five College Game Jam -- September 27-28, 2013
  • IHart HitPoint GameJam -- March 3-4, 2012
  • National Computer Science Education Week 2011
  • National Computer Science Education Week 2010
  • Five College Consortium: CRA-W/CDC DLS Event
  • Tech Rendezvous with Alumnae
  • National Computer Science Education Week 2009
  • Fall 2009 CS Seminar
    • 12/1/09 The Biggest Technology Shift You Never Heard Of -- Michael Scott, University of Rochester
    • 11/18/09 Data mining: finding fraud, analyzing patterns, and crunching numbers -- Lisa Friedland, UMass Amherst
    • 10/15/09 What's the use of a personal robot assistant? -- Dan Barry
  • Spring 2009 CS Seminar
    • 4/16/09 The Fine Art of Computer Optimizations: Why real men (and women) don't rely on Moore's Law to speed up their code} -- Jon Greene, Redline Trading
    • 3/24/09 Computer Science Department Network -- Adam Goodman, Mount Holyoke CS department
    • 2/17/09 How studying computer science led me to be a video game developer -- Susanne Biehl, HitPoint Studios
  • **Cancelled** 12/9/08 Lunch for MHC CS students featuring Tanya Royer, senior producer at RealPlayer
  • 11/18/08 Sammet Lecture at MHC: "Geometry of Colon Cancer and Topology of Lipid Fusion" -- Afra Zomorodian
  • 11/12/08 Tea for MHC CS students: Grad panel discussion