Daniela L. Rus
Daniela L. Rus
Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Daniela Rus is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Rus also serves as deputy dean of research at MIT’s Schwarzman College of Computing, a college announced in 2018 to address the opportunities and challenges of computing technology.

Rus’ research interests are in robotics and artificial intelligence. Her work focuses on developing the science and engineering of autonomy in hopes of enabling a future with machines that are integrated into the fabric of life to support people with cognitive and physical tasks.

Rus is a senior visiting fellow at MITRE Corp. She is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow as well as an ACM, AAAI, and IEEE fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Rus received the IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award in 2022 for pioneering contributions to the design, realization, and theoretical foundations of innovative distributed, networked autonomous systems. She also received the Engelberger Robotics Award from the Robotics Industries Association in 2017 and the IEEE Pioneer in Robotics and Automation Award in 2018.

She earned her Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University in New York.