Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Distinguished Lecture Series
Unleashing Your Inner Maker
Robots are everywhere, and for some, their pervasiveness causes a difficult problem. How can we accelerate the creation of robots customized to specific tasks? Where are the gaps we need to address in order to advance toward a future where robots are common in the world and they help reliably with physical tasks?
Daniela Rus is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Rus’s research interests are in robotics, mobile computing, and data science. Rus is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of ACM, AAAI and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineers, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University. Prior to joining MIT, Rus was a professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College.