Hod Lipson is a professor of Engineering and Data Science at Columbia University in New York, and co-author of the award winning book Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing, and Driverless: Intelligent cars and the road ahead.
Before joining Columbia University in 2015, Lipson spent 14 years as a professor at Cornell University. He received his PhD in 1999 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, followed by a postdoc at Brandeis University and MIT.
Lipson’s work on self-aware and self-replicating robots challenges conventional views of robotics, and has enjoyed widespread media coverage. He has also pioneered open-source 3D printing, as well as electronic 3D printing, bio-printing and food printing.
Lipson also directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative.