**Julia Di** ![](/~juliadi/profile.jpg width="256") juliadi@stanford.edu https://www.juliadi.com Last updated: August 1, 2020
!!! note: A Brief Bio About: I am a PhD Student at Stanford studying robotics. Check out my [personal website](https://www.juliadi.com) for more details. Some highlights about me: - EECS B.S. at Columbia University - Wrote code and engineered something that went up to space - Won an aerospace award along with Jeff Bezos (well, not the same award) - Hiked up to the world's largest highly acidic lake - Worked on an art installation for Burning Man - Ex-hackathon organizer - Started and led [several student organizations](http://web.stanford.edu/~juliadi/#service) This is a one-page online (largely academic) C.V. (Also, this C.V. is print-able! I have a Latex version [here](https://www.juliadi.com/assets/cv/CV.pdf), and a Latex resume [here](https://www.juliadi.com/assets/cv/resume.pdf).) Education =================================================================== 2020 - Present : *Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering* at *Stanford University* :
_Stanford, CA, USA_ : - *Advisor*: Mark Cutkosky 2018 - 2020 : *M.S. in Mechanical Engineering* at *Stanford University* :
_Stanford, CA, USA_ : - *Advisor*: Mark Cutkosky 2014 - 2018 : *B.S. in Electrical Engineering* at *Columbia University* :
_New York City, NY, USA_ Experience =================================================================== Summer 2020 : *NASA Space Technology Research Fellow* at *NASA Ames* :
_Mountain View, CA_ : - *Supervisor*: Brian Coltin : - *Research topic*: Manipulation planning Summer 2019 : *NASA Space Technology Research Fellow* at *NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory* :
_Pasadena, CA_ : - *Supervisor*: Jaakko Karras : - *Research topic*: Characterizing flexible sensors for an origami-inspired robot Summer 2018 : *Brooke Owens Fellow* at *Generation Orbit* :
_Atlanta, GA_ : - *Supervisor*: Rueben Bushnell : - *Summary*: Avionics circuit board and harness design Summer 2017 : *Electro-optical Engineering Intern* at *Lockheed Martin* :
_Sunnyvale, CA_ : - *Supervisor*: Undisclosed : - *Summary*: Image Processing Summer 2016 : *Research Associate* at *NASA Marshall Space Flight Center* :
_Huntsville, AL_ : - *Supervisor*: Thomas C. Bryan, Richard T. Howard : - *Summary*: Avionics circuit board and harness design Publications =================================================================== Research ------------------------------------------------------------------- + Most up to date is [Google Scholar](https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=v4SvcqsAAAAJ) + Please see the annotated bibliography at my [publications portfolio](https://www.juliadi.com/index.html#publications) Grant Proposals ------------------------------------------------------------------- + *NASA*, *NYSpaceGrant*
The CUbeSat Initiative: An Effort to Cultivate an Experiential Learning-Based Aerospace Program
I. Kymissis (PI)
$10,000 over 1/3/2017 - 12/31/2017 for my [student space club](https://columbiaspace.org) Non-Research Writing ------------------------------------------------------------------- I was a nationally-recognized writer in high school, with strength in creative writing and compositional essays. I was one of 3% across the world to receive full marks in the International Baccalaureate Higher Level English and Literature exam. + Published essayist (coming soon) Art =================================================================== I was a nationally-recognized artist in high school, studying for 12 years in traditional visual arts. + See https://juliadi.com/ for artwork portfolio Awards =================================================================== 2020 : - [Interact Fellowship](https://joininteract.com) 2019 : - [Stanford Threshold Ventures Fellowship](https://stvp.stanford.edu/tvf) 2018 : - [NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship](https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/strg/nstrf_2018/) :
- [NSF Graduate Research Fellowship](https://www.nsfgrfp.org) (declined) :
- [UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship for Graduate Study](https://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/apply/fellowships-entering/) (declined) :
- [UPenn Ganster Engineering Fellowship](https://gradadm.seas.upenn.edu/paying-for-your-education/fellowships-service-awards/) (declined) :
- [Brooke Owens Fellowship](https://brookeowensfellowship.org) 2017 : - [Tau Beta Pi](http://www.columbia.edu/cu/tbp) :
- [Women in Aerospace Scholar](http://www.womeninaerospacefoundation.org/foundation/) :
- [King's Crown Leadership and Excellence Award](https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/awards/honorees) :
- [National Residence Hall Honorary](https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/nrhh) 2016 : - [AIAA and Aviation Week's 20 Twenties Laureate](http://aviationweek.com/tomorrow-s-engineering-leaders-20-twenties) :
- [Society of Women Engineers, New York Scholar](http://newyork.swe.org/scholarships.html) :
- [Society of Women Engineers, FCA Women in Engineering National Scholar](https://scholarships.swe.org) :
- [Microsoft Scholar](https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships) 2015 : - [Kakehashi Program Fellow](https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/intel/archive/youth/kakehashi/) Teaching ================================================================== Academic Courses ------------------------------------------------------------------- + Coming Soon Short Courses ------------------------------------------------------------------ + Splash @ CU: Introduction to Space Engineering (2016) Advisees ------------------------------------------------------------------ I also mentor individual students in addition to outreach activities. Student | Notes ------------------------------|---------------------------------------- Anika Hidayat UW'20 | 2019 Brooke Owens Fellow Mentee Service ================================================================= Reviewing ----------------------------------------------------------------- - *Conference Name here* 2020 Volunteering ----------------------------------------------------------------- - *Conference Name here* 2020 Outreach ------------------------------------------------------------------- I have a strong record of outreach, starting from my 320+ documented community service hours _years_ ago in high school to support local non-profits (e.g. food centers) and leading community efforts (teen advisor to the county library system). *I genuinely care about giving back and making the community better; it's not just lipservice to me.* - [Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics](https://www.woaaofficial.org) (WoAA)
Vice-Chair (2020)
- An international coalition to empower marginalized genders in aerospace. - Stanford GradSWE
Board (2018 - 2019) - [Columbia Women in Computer Science](https://cuwics.github.io) (CUWiCS)(2016 - 2018)
President (2017 - 2018) - [Columbia Space Initiative (CSI)](https://www.columbiaspace.org)
Co-Founder (2015)
Co-President (2015 - 2017) - [Columbia MakerSpace](https://make.columbia.edu)
Teaching Assistant / Super User (2016 - 2018)