Keith O’Hara

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Currently on leave

Keith O’Hara is an associate professor of computer science and director of the computer science program at Bard College. Since 2009, he has directed the draB lab (distributed robotics @ bard). Research in the draB lab is at the boundary between the real, physical world and the computational world; the works lives at the intersection of intelligent systems, robotics, and interactive software systems research. He has published articles in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Pervasive Computing, ICRA, SIGCSE, and Journal of Computing in Small Colleges. Hailing from South Jersey, Prof. O’Hara earned a B.S. from Rowan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where he was an Intel Foundation Fellow and a Presidential Fellow. VIEW MORE “I work on computing systems that interact with the real physical world beyond the traditional desktop interface, for example, thinks like mobile robots and projector-camera systems. Another mission of mine, and why I love teaching at a liberal arts college like Bard, is to help EVERYONE become productive, critical creators using digital technology and not just users or consumer. In addition to our standard introductory CS courses, we have developed a computing component into the Language & Thinking program that has been in place the past three years.” — Keith O’Hara, October 2017