The 2023-25 MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence cohort stand with Dean Anantha Chandrakasan.

Michael Hagenow selected for MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence

Categories: Accolades

AeroAstro Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Hagenow (Interactive Robotics Group) was one of 13 School of Engineering fellows selected for the MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Engineering Excellence for the 2023-25 academic year. Through the program, they will deepen their training and develop research independence as they explore options for the next phase of their careers.

Launched in 2021, the program seeks to discover and develop the next generation of leaders to help guide the School of Engineering toward a more diverse and inclusive culture. Strengthened by the School of Engineering’s academic departments, the Daniel J. Riccio Graduate Engineering Leadership Program, and the Martin Center Trust for MIT Entrepreneurship, the program offers a range of professional development opportunities along three career paths: academic, engineering leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Hagenow is an MIT-Boeing Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow whose research focuses on creating effective and flexible systems for human-robot teaming across a range of applications, with a particular interest in methods for shared autonomy and robot skill acquisition. In his doctoral research, he investigated new approaches for robot behavior acquisition. As a postdoc, Hagenow will continue to pursue innovative techniques that combine iterative learning and human‐in‐the‐loop interactions to further the adoption of collaborative robots.