CSAIL Director Daniela Rus has been elected to the Massachusetts Women’s Forum (MWF). Founded in 1991, the Forum aims to bring together females leaders across industries and sectors to enrich and enhance professional development, encourage exposure to a broad spectrum of ideas, provide opportunity for new relationships and to validate the contributions women are making to the State of Massachusetts.
The MWF currently has 145 members and is chapter of the International Women’s Forum, which includes members like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
Rus is the first female director of CSAIL. She leads the Distributed Robotics Lab at CSAIL and is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Rus’ research interests include distributed robotics, mobile computing and programmable matter. At CSAIL she has led numerous groundbreaking research projects in the areas of transportation, security, environmental modeling and monitoring, underwater exploration, and agriculture.
For more information on Rus’ work, please visit: http://www.csail.mit.edu/user/876.