Ruzena Bajcsy

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Ruzena Bajcsy

Ruzena Bajcsy

Ruzena Bajcsy born in 1933 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.Her parents and other adult relatives were killed by the Nazis in 1944, so she was raised by foster parents. She was a very good student in school; she had no trouble there. She got an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, which she got from Slovak Technical University.She was invited by John McCarthy to study at Stanford University, so she came to America to go there in 1967. She studied computer science there. She stayed there until 1972, and earned a second Ph.D. degree while she was there.She has worked at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Professor and Chair of Computer Science and Engineering. She was also the Founder and Director of the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception.After she left Penn, she went to the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science Engineering Directorate. Currently, she is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Director of Emeritus of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Science. She teaches at the University of California, Berkely. She works on machine perception, robotics, biosystems, computational biology, intelligent systems, graphics and human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence.She won the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. She also recieved the 2013 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for her work.There is not much information about Ruzena Bajcsy's personal intrests, but she likes to spend most of her time learning, exploring, and experimenting with issues in her field of science.

"Many people think of robotics as mechanical things, but robotics is also perception--and communication between machines," -Ruzena Bajcsy

Lily FormanPeriod 7 ScienceMs. Miller


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