» Dr. Henrik Christensen

Dr. Henrik Christensen

Qualcomm Chancellor's Chair of Robot Systems, UC San Diego

 In addition to his position as Qualcomm Chancellor's Chair of Robot Systems, Dr. Christensen is a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. He is also the director of the Institute for Contextual Robotics. Dr. Christensen’s research focus is on robotics and artificial intelligence. He is the main editor of the US National Robotics Roadmap and is an entrepreneur. Dr. Christensen does research on robotics an AI with an emphasis on a systems view to problems. The research has been published in 350+ contributions across AI, Computer Vision and Robotics. The research has been adopted by companies such as Electrolux, ABB, KUKA, Weda, BMW, Boeing, iRobot, PerMobil, and General Motors.

Dr. Christensen is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He was awarded the “Joseph Engelberger Award” 2011, the highest honor awarded by the industry and named “Boeing Supplier of the Year” 2011. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (Dr. Techn. h.c.) in engineering from Aalborg University 2014. His work has been featured in major media such as CNN, BBC, NY Times, and the Financial Times.