Daniela Rus

Director - CSAIL/MIT

Daniela Rus is the Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her pioneering research focuses on advancing robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to enable greater autonomy and seamless collaboration between humans and machines. Rus has led key projects on perception, learning, and planning for robotics. She serves as Director of the MIT-Toyota Joint Research Center on AI for intelligent vehicles and is a member of the Global Partnership on AI. Rus is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a MacArthur Fellow, and a recipient of the Engelberger Robotics Award. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University.