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 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).
Office hours (Spring 2020)
remote appointments starting March 23, 2020
- please use my google calendar to request an appointment slot
- I will confirm by adding a zoom link to the calendar event!
If you cannot find a time that works, please email me with some that do, and we'll figure it out!
appointments and walk-in, with priority to Pathways appointments Monday 12:30pm - 1pm; 3pm - 3:30 pm Wednesday 10am - 11am Pathways appt required, 24 hour in advance Friday 4pm - 5pm [typically, though time block may shift in certain weeks]
- Combinatorial rigidity theory
- Broadening participation in CS and STEM
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