Ada-Rhodes Short

Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University where her research focussed on design, automation, and decision-making. Dr. Short has nearly a decade of experience in cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence work for both private companies and major research universities. 

She is currently working with Dr. Selva as a post doctoral researcher working on problems related to design decisions and computational cognition.

Her career highlights include winning multiple CES design innovation awards in the robotics product category, working on autonomous behavior for space robots, designing the home robot Misty, helping to make Star Wars’ BB-8 a reality, and helping to cultivate the next generation of design engineers.

More information on Dr. Short’s career can be found at and you can find a complete list of her patents and publications on her Google Scholar page.