Professor Daniela Rus, director of CSAIL, has been appointed to the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Council. Rus was appointed following recommendation from the Computing Research Association (CRA), in consultation with the National Science Foundation (NSF), and was one of five new members named to the CCC Council.
Beginning July 1, the new members will each serve three-year terms, and a new CCC executive committee will be formed. The CCC Council is comprised of 18 members who have expertise in diverse areas of computing. They are instrumental in leading CCC’s visioning programs, which help create and enable visions for future computing research. Members serve three-year terms, which are staggered such that about six rotate every July.
Rus, a renowned roboticist, is known for spearheading research in programmable matter and distributed robotics. Her research interests in distributed robotics and mobile computing have led to a range of novel projects in transportation, security, environmental modeling and monitoring, underwater exploration, and agriculture.
Rus is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Career Award and is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002 and is a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the IEEE (formerly the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). She serves on the scientific advisory board for the Max Planck Institute, on the editorial board for the Journal of Autonomous Robots, and on the long-term planning board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
For more information on the CCC, please visit http://cra.org/ccc. For more information on Rus’ work, please visit: http://www.csail.mit.edu/user/876.