Ruzena Bajcsy

Ruzena Bajcsy Ruzena Bajcsy (born 28 May 1933 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia) is an American engineer and computer scientist who specializes in robotics. She is professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is also director emerita of CITRIS (the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society).

She was previously professor and chair of computer science and engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the founding director of the University of Pennsylvania's General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, and a member of the Neurosciences Institute in the School of Medicine. She has also been head of the National Science Foundation's Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, with authority over a $500 million budget. She supervised at least 26 doctoral students at the University of Pennsylvania.

She was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2005.

She is the mother of computer-science professor Klara Nahrstedt. Provided by Wikipedia
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