portfolio  publications

guy hoffman, cv

research statement

My research goal is to develop a computational cognitive model of practice which accounts for behavioral and neurological findings in humans, and will be implemented on robotic and other artificial agents. On the one hand, this could serve to inform psychological models of practice. On the other, it will result in the design of agents that (i) demonstrate a higher level of efficiency and quality when repeatedly performing a task, and (ii) perform at a higher level of fluency, adaptation, and coordination when performing a task with human counterparts.


education & work experience

2009postdoctoral associate, center for music technology, georgia institute of technology
2008visiting research fellow, media innovation lab, interdisciplinary center herzliyah
2007 – 2008postdoctoral associate, personal robots group MIT media lab.
2003 – 2007ph.d, media arts and sciences, personal robots group MIT media lab. (dissertation)
2002 – 2003m.f.a design and technology (incomplete), parsons school of design.
2001 – 2002project manager, cellular network security, check point software technologies.
1999 – 2000v.p of product development, internet applications, utok inc.
1998 – 2000m.sc, computer science, image processing thesis, tel aviv university.
1997 – 2004writer and columnist, haaretz israeli daily newspaper.
1996 – 2000interdisciplinary honors program for outstanding students, tel aviv university.
1991 – 1996officer and course commander, intelligence corps, israeli defense forces.

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awards and fellowships

2009Best paper, IEEE RO-MAN 2008 CoTeSys Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction
2009Virginia Center for the Arts Residency
2007Best student paper, 2nd Int'l Conference for Human-Robot Interaction
2007Gold Prize, IEEE RO-MAN Robot Design Competition
2006Best student poster, 1st Int'l Conference for Human-Robot Interaction
2003-2007MIT Full Tuition Scholarship
2004-2005Office for Naval Research Grant
2002Parsons School of Design Scholarship
1999Hermann Minkovsky-MINERVA Center for Geometry grant
1996-2000Adi Lautman Full Tuition Scholarship


Fluent in English, Hebrew, German; literate in Spanish, French; basic knowledge of Italian, Dutch, Arabic, Czech

computer skills

C, C++, Java, perl, python, PHP, Linux, Unix system administration, Irix-GL, COM, networking; Photoshop, Maya, SolidWorks, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Illustrator, Motion, and others


CNC / manual lathe, CNC / manual mill, waterjet cutter, laser cutter, circuit design, mechanical design and assembly


2008: pending. Robotic Lamp, G. Hoffman, C. Breazeal
2007: pending. Physically Animated Desktop Computer, C. Breazeal, R. Picard, H. Ahn, G. Hoffman

exhibitions and art publications

2008digital water pavilion, zaragoza 2008 world expo
2007time bracketing composite in SIGGRAPH 2007 art gallery
2007time bracketing composites in w.j.mitchell's "imagining MIT", mit press
2007co-curated online exhibit for the international museum of women
2006time Bracketing composites and data visualization studies for exhibit
2006time Bracketing composites, DIME art show, bangkok
2006interactive slit-scan video installation, art interactive, cambridge, MA
2005book cover art, "how to get around MIT"
2004video art and audio installation, simplicity design show, cambridge, MA
2004short film licensed to comedy central (mtv)
2003short film opening the SIGGRAPH MetroCAF animation festival, NYC
2003two short films, parsons animation and DV Festival, NYC

online portfolio.