Dr. Raj ReddyProfessor of Computer Science and Robotics
Raj Reddy is a University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics, and Moza Bint Nasser Chair at Carnegie Mellon University. He was an Assistant Professor at Stanford from 1966-69 and Faculty Member at Carnegie Mellon since 1969. He served as the founding Director of the Robotics Institute from 1979 to 1991 and the Dean of School of Computer Science from 1991 to 1999.
Dr. Reddy received a BE degree from the Guindy Engineering College of the University of Madras, India in 1958 and a MTech degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1960. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1966.
He has been active in AI research for over five decades in the areas of AI, Speech Understanding, Image Understanding, Robotics, Multi-sensor Fusion, and Intelligent Agents. Dr. Reddy's current research interests include: Technology in Service of Society, Speech to Speech Translation among Indian Languages, Digital Democracy, Learning Science and Technologies, and KG to PG College in Every Village.
His professional honors include: Member of the National Academy of Engineering and Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy, and India National Academy of Engineering. He was president of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence from 1987 to 89. In 2011, he was inducted into inaugural IEEE Intelligent Systems' AI's Hall of Fame.
Dr. Reddy is the recipient of the Legion of Honor in 1984, the ACM Turing Award in 1994, the Padma Bhushan in 2001, the Okawa Prize in 2004, the Honda Prize in 2005 and Vannevar Bush Award in 2006. He is a recipient of 11 honorary degrees. He served as co-chair of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1999 to 2001.