Cindy Grimm
311 Graf Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Professor of Robotics



  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Brown University, 1996
  • Sc.M., Computer Science, Brown University, 1992
  • B.A., Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1990
  • B.A., Art, University of California at Berkeley, 1990

Research Interests

Cindy Grimm works in the area of robotic grasping and manipulation for both industry and agriculture, as well as ethics, law and policy related to robotics. Her previous projects include: modeling the developing heart, understanding how the shape of bat ears influences their sonar patterns, 3D sketching, and interfaces for 3D medical image segmentation.


Cindy Grimm is an Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. She is affiliated with the Robotics group, Human-Centered computing, and Graphics and Visualization. Her background is in computer science, specifically computer graphics and surface modeling. However, over the years she has delved into human computer interfaces, surface modeling for biological applications, bat sonar, art-based rendering, 3D sketching, and understanding how people perform 3D segmentation of volumetric data. She received her PhD from Brown University in 1995 in the area of surface modeling, spent two years working at Microsoft Research on facial animation, then ten years as faculty in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis.