Daniela Rus

AIEI Board of Advisors; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and deputy dean of research in the Schwarzman College of Computing at MIT. Rus' research interests are in robotics and artificial intelligence. The key focus of her research is to develop the science and engineering of autonomy.

Rus is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow; a fellow of ACM, AAAI and IEEE; and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a senior visiting fellow at MITRE Corporation. Rus is the recipient of the Engelberger Award for robotics. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University.