Christoffer Heckman
Assistant Professor • Jacques Pankove Faculty Fellow
Computer Science

Research interests: autonomy, perception, field robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence

Chris Heckman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Jacques I. Pankove Faculty Fellow in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2008 and his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 2012, where he was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. He had postdoctoral appointments at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC as an NRC Research Associate, and at CU Boulder as a Research Scientist, before joining the faculty there in 2016. From 2021-2023, Heckman also worked with Amazon as a Visiting Academic with their Scout program, focused on mobile robots for sidewalk delivery.