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Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Carol Reiley is working at a stealth startup which she cofounded. She took a leave from her doctoral research in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. She is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow researching strategies for improving human and robotic interaction. Her previous works include underwater and industrial robotics at Santa Clara University, space satellites at Lockheed Martin, people detection at GE Research, and clinical development engineering as a consultant at Intuitive Surgical. Carol received her M.S. degree in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University in 2007 and her B.S. degree at Santa Clara University at Computer Engineering in 2004. She also spent a semester at Stanford University in 2008. 

Carol believes that anyone can learn to code and is an advocate for women in engineering. She built an interactive children’s book about technology through Squishybots (Summer 2016). She also successfully funded a crowdsourced growth mindset children’s book called Making A Splash on Kickstarter. She wrote, manufactured, and distributed the book. She founded Tinkerbelle Labs focused on designing affordable healthcare, do it yourself robotics, and interactive projects.

Carol has been an active leader in the robotics and maker community. She is also very involved in being a voice for diversity and those underrepresented in tech. She’s served on the boards of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, JHU Engineering Diversity Council, and Santa Clara University’s Computer Engineering Board to name a few. She is the author of more than a dozen papers published in various scientific conference proceedings, refereed journals and conferences in the field of biomedical engineering and computer-integrated surgery. She has three technical patents. She has been featured on the cover of MAKE magazine, in the Baltimore Sun, Washington Post, NPR health among others and given two Tedx talks.