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Henry C

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at Oxford University


robotics, machine learning/data science, philosophy, photography, organismal/mathematical biology


My name is Henry Cerbone. I graduated from Harvard in May with an undergraduate degree that I designed encompassing robotics, computer science, philosophy, mathematics, and biology coupled with a masters in computer science. I am now a member of the Oxford Flight Group as a Biology PhD student. I'm interested in understanding how animals exist in the world. As an extension of this interest, I'm then also interested in using that understanding to help make robots that better exist in the world. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and photography. Much of my photography work centers around macrophotography, particularly insects. I enjoy reading (non-fiction and poetry) and writing (creative non-fiction).

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Simulation Projects with Robotics

Simulation technology has drastically changed our ability to work with technical systems that aren't physically in front of us. Namely, robotics simulation technology has become increasingly advanced. We will leverage tools from major companies like Google and Amazon to tackle questions in robotics all in simulation!

Ethics of AI

Artificial intelligence is promising many big changes in our world. In this project, we will spend some time understanding the technical underpinnings of things like generative AI and then dive into literature on the ethics of it. Students will come away with a deeper understanding of generative AI from both technical and societal standpoint.

Coding skills

Python, Matlab, C/C++, HTML/CSS, R, Labview

Teaching experience

I have prior teaching experience designing and teaching a philosophy course for high school students, serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate level classes at Harvard, and mentoring younger students through research and applications.


Work experience

Harvard University (2020 - Current)
Undergraduate Researcher w/ Harvard Microrobotics Lab
EPFL (2022 - 2022)
Undergraduate Researcher w/ Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory
Advanced Micro Devices (2021 - 2021)
Engineering Intern
NASA IV&V (2018 - 2020)
Engineering Contractor


Harvard University
BA Bachelor of Arts
Robotics, Biology, and Philosophy
Harvard University
MS Master of Science
Computer Science
Oxford University
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Mathematical biology, zoology

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