Lauren Blanks

Lauren BlanksGraduate Student, Technology & Policy

Lauren graduated in 2022 from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her undergraduate research focused on robotics, with her capstone project under Lt Col Neil Rogers involving the development of an autonomous robotic system capable of passive radio frequency (RF) detection. In 2021, she was a Robotics Institute Summer Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University under Dr. Isaac Isukapati and Col Brian Neff, researching dynamic scheduling and navigation for an autonomous rover team in a GPS-denied environment. She is currently a military fellow at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where her research with the Brushett Group involves using recycled aluminum to generate electricity in a fuel cell system.