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Nadya Peek

Nadya Peek

Assistant Professor
Human Centered Design & Engineering


Dr. Nadya Peek is an assistant professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) where she directs the Machine Agency. Her work focuses on unconventional digital fabrication tools, small scale automation, networked control systems, and advanced manufacturing. Spanning electronics, firmware, software, and mechanics, her research focuses on harnessing the precision of machines for the creativity of individuals.

Before joining the HCDE faculty in February 2018, Peek was a postdoctoral research scientist at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. She is VP of the Open Source Hardware Association, half of the design studio James and the Giant Peek, and plays drum machines and synths in the band Construction.


PhD, Media Arts & Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, Media Arts & Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Artificial Intelligence, the University of Amsterdam