Ruzena Bajcsy

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ACM Distinguished Service Award

USA - 2003


For outstanding contributions to computer science, information technology and societal systems as a researcher, educator and administrator.

ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award

USA - 2001


For outstanding research contributions in several areas including computational anatomy, and active sensing and perception, resulting in major impacts in robotics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Bajcsy's work has been in the areas of machine perception, image processing, artificial intelligence and medical imaging resulting in extraordinary impact on the field of computer science. Her pioneering work in the 1970's was instrumental in shaping the field of computational anatomy. Much of the impetus in physics-based modeling today can be traced back to her early work. She established the paradigm of active sensing and perception in the 1980's. This work brought together the then disparate fields of control and computer vision and had a major impact on both those fields and, in turn, on the field of artificial intelligence. She has also had a profound influence on the field of robotics.

Dr. Bajcsy has served on numerous boards and advisory panels and most recently served as the Assistant Director for CISE at NSF where she was responsible for the Information Technology Research Initiative. She was instrumental in convincing the policy community that the ubiquity of computing goes beyond laptops and workstations to embedded, reactive computers tied to actuators, sensors and active networks and in persuading that community of the importance of basic computer science to the progress of all of science.

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ACM Fellows

USA - 1996


For introducing the paradigm of Active Perception in the field of machine perception and establishing and maintaining a world class robotic and intelligent systems laboratory.