M.S. in Computer Science, April 2007 Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
B.S. in Computer Engineering, May 2004 OBJECTIVE
Applying 11 years of robotics experience towards new surgical applications and opportunities in the market with an interdisciplinary team. My research interests are on the development of intelligent robotic systems that can aid humans in performing skillful tasks more effectively. I have been applying techniques from machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing to the field of biomedical engineering. I am interested in evaluating human performance in dexterous tool manipulation, providing augmented feedback through visual cues or haptic (touch) interfaces, enabling human-machine collaborative control, and automating repetitive tasks. Application areas include surgery, industrial robotics, remote exploration, creative expression, and education.
Tinkerbelle Labs, San Francisco, CA
Founder, March 2010-present
Startup to direct group of tinkerers who design low cost, do it yourself projects. Special interests in environmental, robotic, and healthcare projects. Goal is to engage people to learn and think about problems on a global scale.
General Electric Research, Niskayuna, NY
Research Intern, Summer 2007
Spatial-Temporal Classification for People Localization.
AID-Network, Rockville, MD
Clinical Coordinator, 2007
Clinical Trials for Wireless Patient Monitoring Systems at startup.
Lockheed Martin Space Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA
R&D Engineer, May 2004-January 2005
Worked with architecture and development teams to support software requirements for Space Based
Infrared Systems (SBIRS) program.
Provided detailed flow diagrams of the software program. Wrote C and Matlab files to support the Data and Design team on the winning multi-billion dollar contract proposal (Mobile User Objective System).
Co-op, Central Design Engineering, January 2004-May 2004
Designing prototypes in Solidworks, design engineering writing/maintaining scripts and search engine. Evergreen School District, Vancouver, WA
“Homework Helpline” TV Math and English tutor, September 1999-June 2000
Live local cable television show for K-12 students to call for homework help. Aired three nights a week.
Southwest Medical Hospital, Vancouver, WA
Volunteer, September 1994-June 2000
Accumulated over 500+ hours of service working in emergency room, information desk, and maternity wards.
1. Carol E. Reiley, Gregory D. Hager, Balakrishnan Varadarajann, Sanjeev Khudanpur, Rajesh Kumar, and Henry
C. Lin. Method and System for Quantifying Technical Skill. United States patent application #JHU3210/PCT,
International #PCT/US2010/028025 filed March 20, 2009.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Research Assistant, 2007-present
Responsibilities include developing methods to objectively evaluate surgical skill using machine learning, coordinating with 11 hospitals and robotic surgical training centers around the US for large dataset, numerous papers and technical presentations.
Thesis Dissertation: “Objective Skill Evaluation for Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery”
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hager
Research Assistant, 2004-2007
Explored alternatives to force feedback during robotic surgery using augmented reality. Collaborative agreement and co-authored papers with Intuitive Surgical Inc. and clinicians. Responsibilities include programming, circuitry, human subject studies, numerous papers and technical presentations.
Masters Thesis: “System Design and Implementation of Visual Force Feedback and Virtual Fixtures in Robot Assisted Surgical Systems: Evaluating Alternatives to Direct Force Feedback Using Augmented Reality”
Advisor: Dr. Allison Okamura
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Visiting Student, 2008
Researching the underlying motions of surgery to automatically evaluate a surgeon’s skill level using
machine learning and statistical methods.
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Hager
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Summer researcher, CRA-W DMP Program, 2003
Program Slicing for OpenMP Shared Memory Parallel Programs. Designed and implemented a user-friendly
Advisor: Dr. Lori Pollock
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Senior Thesis Researcher, 2004
Undergraduate Thesis: Haptic Integration of IBM Manipulator. Responsibilities include being lead programmer in interdisciplinary team of six engineers, designing human factors studies. Won best in session and other awards.
Advisors: Dr. Christopher Kitts and Dr. Neil Quinn
Research Assistant, 2001-2003
Low Cost Underwater Robotics Design. Lead programmer and team leader of an interdisciplinary team of five engineers to develop a shallow underwater vehicle.
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Kitts
Programming Languages: C/C++, Matlab, Java, Perl, Shell Programming, Latex, HTML
Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS, Solaris, Linux
SCU Student Leadership Fund: Grant to fund senior design project, 2004 ($500).
MAKE Magazine, 1st female engineer on cover, 2012.
Clare Booth Luce SWE (Society of Women Engineers) Scholarship. Solo recipient of top National SWE Scholarship awarded to high-achieving female in graduate school, 2007.
SWE Baltimore/Washington Scholarship, 2006.
Raymond M. Galantine Award: Recognizes an outstanding engineering student who has demonstrated a commitment to putting into practice the Catholic and Jesuit ideal of people in the service of others, 2004.
James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, Div IV Silver Award, 2004.
Best of Session, Santa Clara University Interdisciplinary Engineering Session for Senior Capstone: Haptic Integration (force feedback) of an IBM manipulator. Awarded to top interdisciplinary senior design team, 2004.
Faculty Recognition for Technical Excellence: 1 of 8 seniors from the class of 2004 at Santa Clara University for completing a capstone design project that is distinguished by an exceptionally high degree of technical and scholarly achievement, 2004.
National Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship, 2004.
Silicon Valley Engineering Council Engineering Education Scholarship: recognition of 1 of 6 engineering students for their dedication, focus, and commitment to engineering, 2004.
Dean’s Scholar, Merit-based fellowship awarded to top students in engineering, renewable for 4-years, 2000-2004.
Bannan Merit Scholarship, This scholarship is awarded to a limited number of students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplify the best traditions of Santa Clara University in terms of leadership, integrity, and community service, 2000-2004.
Chinese American Citizens Alliance Fred G. Lee Memorial Scholarship, 2000.
SouthWest Medical Hospital Junior Volunteer Health Auxiliary Scholarship, 1 of 5 recipients selected based on community service, 500+ hours volunteering at hospital, 2000.
GRASSROOTS Travel grant, IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation (up to $500 to visit labs in Japan).
Travel Award & Conference Attendee, 2004 Grace Hopper Conference, October 2004.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Conference for College Women Student Leadership Attendance Scholarship. 100 female leaders from all majors at Brown University for a leadership workshop, 2003.
GLOBAL STATEGIC LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Administrative Committee, International Student Activities Chair, 2008-2010
• 1 student selected worldwide to serve a 2-year term on the elected voting board.
• Proposed, led, and organized activities for the member association board for the 1500+ students at IEEE
ICRA and IROS conferences.
• New Initiatives: mentoring programs, leadership workshops, and social activities.
• Started a student column in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and contributed biyearly.
Instructor & new course designer, Johns Hopkins University, Intersession 2009
Number of students: 12 undergraduate students
Entrepreneurial course designed to create and launch web 2.0 applications using computer vision tools to detect or track objects in the environment. Students worked in small teams to conceptualize, develop, distribute, and
market new applications to Facebook users. Co-taught with Daniel Mirota.
Haptic Applications in Medical Robotics
Instructor & new course designer, Johns Hopkins University, Intersession 2007
Student Evaluations: Mean teaching evaluation score of 4.85 out of 5.0
Number of students: 14 undergraduate students
An overview of medical robotic technology and haptic feedback in a surgical setting. Course work included
weekly lectures, hands-on laboratory exercises, paper readings, discussions, and presentations. Co-taught
with Dr. Panadda Marayong.
1. A. M. Okamura, L. N. Verner, C. E. Reiley, and M. Mahvash. “Haptics for Robot-Assisted Surgery”, International
Symposium of Robotics Research, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, pp. 405-416, 2007.
1. B Varadarajan, C. E. Reiley, S. Khudanpur, and G. D. Hager. “Exploring Data-Driven Statistical Models for
3. L. Su, B. P. Vagvolgyi, R. Agarwal, C. E. Reiley, R. H. Taylor, and G. D. Hager. Augmented reality during robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: Toward real-time 3d-ct to stereoscopic video registration.
Journal of Urology, 73(4):896-900, 2009 (impact factor 3.952).
4. B. Vagvolgyi, C. E. Reiley, G. Hager, R. Taylor, and L.M. Su. Augmented Reality Using Registration of
3D Computed Tomography To Stereoscopic Video of Laparoscopic Renal Surgery. Journal of Urology,
179(4):241-241, 2008 (Impact factor 3.952).
5. C. E. Reiley, T. Akinbiyi, D. Burschka, A. M. Okamura, C. Hasser, D. Yuh, “Effects of Visual Force Feedback on
Robot-Assisted Surgical Task Performance.” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 135,
Issue 1, pp.196-202, January 2007 (impact factor 3.037).
1. C. E. Reiley, E. Plaku, G. D. Hager, C. C. G. Chen, Motion Generation of Robotic Surgical Tasks: Learning From
Expert Demonstrations. Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2010 (oral).
2. C. E. Reiley, G. D. Hager, Decomposition of Robotic Surgical Tasks: An Analysis of Subtasks and Their
Correlation to Skill, MICCAI M2Cai workshop, 2009 (poster).
3. B. Varadarajan, C. E. Reiley, H. C. Lin, S. Khudanpur, G. D. Hager, Data-Derived Models for Segmentation with
Application to Surgical Assessment and Training, MICCAI, pages 426-434, 2009 (poster, acceptance rate 32%).
4. C. E. Reiley, G. D. Hager, Task versus Subtask Surgical Skill Evaluation of Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery,