Audrey St. John is a Professor of Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College. She is currently serving as the department chair. 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 Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab and helping to develop MaGE: Megas & Gigas Educate, an inclusive academic peer mentorship program (funded by Google’s CS Capacity program).
Awards and Honors
Google (March '15) -- MaGE (Megas and Gigas Educate): Growing Computer Science Capacity at Mount Holyoke College (Google's CS Capacity program, PI Heather Pon-Barry, co-PIs Becky Wai-Ling Packard and Audrey St. John)
Mount Holyoke College (March '15) -- Mount Holyoke College Faculty Award for Teaching
NSF (October '13) -- CAREER: A Rigidity Theory for Multi-robot Formations
SPM '12: Symposiuim on Solid and Physical Modeling -- Best Paper Award (Combinatorics and the Rigidity of CAD Systems with Jessica Sidman)
NSF ('02-04, '06-07) -- Graduate Research Fellowship