Fay Shaw

Fay Shaw

200 Boston Avenue, Suite G810
Medford, MA


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2012
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2006
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003


Fay Shaw is a postdoctoral scholar at the CEEO with interests in makerspaces, e-textiles, and women in STEM. Prior to joining the CEEO, she was a Product Design Engineer in the Softgoods group at Apple. Before that, she worked in a makerspace in Seattle and founded a small business called bitwise E-textiles where she designed e-textiles kits and taught workshops. Fay received her PhD from the University of Washington, where her research focused on consensus and coordination in distributed multi-agent systems and wearable devices. She obtained her master's degree from the University of Washington in and her BSĀ from Carnegie Mellon University. Outside of work she enjoys knitting, spinning yarn, hiking, ultimate frisbee and biking.

CEEO Responsibilities

Fay is the outreach coordinator for Jumbo's Maker Studio. Her research focuses on learning in makerspaces, particularly focusing on Tufts undergraduates who are non-engineers.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • F. Shaw, "Decentralized Estimation for Stochastic Multi-Agent Systems," Ph.D. Thesis, University of Washington. 2012.
  • F. W. Shaw, A. Chiu, and J. D. McLurkin, "Agreement with Dropped Messages in Multi-Robot Systems," Proceedings of the Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Conference, October 2010.
  • F. W. Shaw, E. Klavins, "Grouper: A Proof-of-Concept Wearable Wireless Group Coordinator," Ubicomp Adjunct Proceedings, September 2010.
  • F. W. Shaw and E. Klavins., "Distributed Estimation and State Assignment For Stochastically Interacting Robots," Workshop on Network Estimation and Control. 2009.
  • F. Shaw and E. Klavins, "Distributed Estimation and Control For Stochastically Interacting Robots," Conference on Decision and Control. 2008.