Ruzena Bajcsy

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director Emeritus, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

Ruzena Bajcsy is a pioneering researcher in machine perception, robotics and artificial intelligence. She is a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Berkeley. She is also director of the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception Laboratory, which she founded in 1978. Bajcsy has done seminal research in the areas of human-centered computer control, cognitive science, robotics, computerized radiological/medical image processing and artificial vision. She is highly regarded, not only for her significant research contributions, but also for her leadership in the creation of a world-class robotics laboratory, recognized world wide as a premiere research center. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as the Institute of Medicine. She is especially known for her wide-ranging, broad outlook in the field and her cross-disciplinary talent and leadership in successfully bridging such diverse areas as robotics and artificial intelligence, engineering and cognitive science.

last updated: November 11th, 2011

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