M. Ani Hsieh is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. She received a B.S. in Engineering and B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College in 1999 and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Dr. Hsieh has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Engineering Department at Swarthmore College (2007-2008) and an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department at Drexel University (2008-2017). Her research interests include robotics, specifically many robot systems and marine robotics, geophysical fluid dynamics, and dynamical systems. She is a recipient of a 2012 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award and a 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award.