CSAIL's leadership reflects remarkable professional achievement, an enthusiasm for opening doors, and a commitment to the lab's educational research mission.
Our members envision new opportunities for the lab, evaluate our programs and strategic priorities, and give fresh perspective on the impact of our contributions.
Director, Daniela Rus
Associate Director, Daniel Jackson
Associate Director and COO, Charles Leiserson
CSAIL Executive Cabinet (CEC)
Administrative and Technical Contacts
Assistant Director, Infrastructure, Jack Costanza
Managing Director, CSAIL Alliance Program, Lori Glover
Assistant Director, Administration, Carmen Finn
Communities of Research
Communities of Research (CoRs) are the largest research units within CSAIL. Organized by broad shared technical interest, they foster discussions that support innovative research. Each CoR includes CSAIL principal investigators and their research teams of postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students.
CSAIL currently has nine CoRs. CSAIL principal investigators have a primary membership in a single CoR, but may choose to have affiliate memberships in one or more others.
Research Groups and Research Centers
Smaller in scope than Communities of Research, CSAIL’s more than sixty Research Groups and Research Centers are units headed by one or more principal investigators and are centered around a specific research focus. For more information on each, see the Research section.
Daniela Rus, CSAIL, 2012-present
Anant Agarwal, CSAIL, 2011-2012
Victor Zue, LCS & CSAIL, 2001-2011
Rodney Brooks, AI Lab & CSAIL, 1997-2007
Michael L. Dertouzos, LCS, 1974-2001
Patrick Winston, AI Lab, 1972-1997
Edward Fredkin, LCS, 1971-1974
Marvin Minsky, AI Lab, 1970-1972
J.C.R. Licklider, Project Mac, 1968-1971
Robert Fano, Project Mac, 1963-1968