Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus

Biography

Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) 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 Engineering, and the American Academy for Arts and Science. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Publications

  • Distributed Motion Planning for 3D MOdular Robots with Unit-Compressible Modules (with Z. Butler), to appear in IJRR 2003 Also in proceedings of WAFR 2003.
  • Networked Robots: Flying Robot Navigation with a Sensor Net (with P. Corke and R. Peterson), in Proceedings of the 2003 International Symposium on Robotics Research.
  • Power Delivery and Locomotion of Untethered Micro-Actuators (with B. Donald, C. Levey, C. McGray, and M. Sinclair), to appear in IEEE JMEMS 2003. Also in Porceedings of ISRR 2003.
  • Distributed Algorithms for Guiding Navigation Across a Sensor Net (with Q. Li and M. deRosa), in Proceedings of Mobicom 2003.
  • Reconfiguration Planning for Heterogeneous Self-reconfiguring Robots (with R. Fitch and Z. Butler), in Proceedings of IROS 2003.

Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Fellow (2017)
  • Robotic Industries Association: Joseph F Engelberger Robotics Award for Education (2017)
  • National Academy of Engineering: Member (2015)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Best Paper (2014)
  • Alianta: Gala Award (2014)
  • Association for Computing Machinery: Fellow (2014)
  • EECS: Viterbi Professorship (2013)
  • Internet Hall of Fame: Elected (2013)
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Best Student Paper Finalist (2012)
  • BIOROB: Best Paper Finalist (2012)
  • Robot Film Festival: Best Robot Actor Award (2012)
  • NASA: Software for Public Release Award (2011)
  • Singapore Research: Prof of Autonomous Systems Chair (2011)
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Best Paper Finalist (2011)
  • PRIMA: Best Student Paper (2011)
  • Robotics: Science and Systems: Best Paper Finalist (2010)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence : Fellow (2009)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Fellow (2009)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Best Paper Finalist (2009)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Best Paper Finalist (2009)
  • NASA: Software for Public Release Award (2009)
  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Best Paper Finalist (2008)
  • SAB: Best Paper Award (2008)
  • Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems: Best paper (2004)
  • MacArthur Foundation: MacArthur Fellows Program (2002)
  • Friedman Family: Fellowship (2002)
  • Sloan Foundation: Research Fellowship (1998)
  • National Science Foundation: Career Award (1996)