CSAIL News: Rising Stars noted by IEEE AI 10 to Watch List

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August 2, 2013

Three CSAIL Rising Stars in Robotics noted by IEEE. From left: Finale Doshi-Velez, former EECS graduate student now working at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on developing healthcare applications in machine learning. Stefanie Tellex, a research scientist in the Robust Robotics Group at CSAIL, and Nora Ayanian, postdoctoral associate in the Distributed Robotics Lab at CSAIL.CSAIL news noted Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, by the MIT News Office: Three CSAIL roboticists have been named to IEEE Intelligent Systems' 2013 list of "AI's 10 to Watch", which celebrates 10 rising stars in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The CSAIL members named to the list are: Nora Ayanian, Finale Doshi-Velez and Stefanie Tellex.

IEEE Intelligent Systems publishes the list every two years. The list features researchers who have all completed their doctoral work in the past five years. "Despite being relatively junior in their career," writes Daniel Zeng, "each one has made impressive research contributions and had an impact in the literature — and in some cases, in real-world applications as well."

Nora Ayanian is a postdoctoral associate in the Distributed Robotics Lab at CSAIL, where she is working on multi-robot coordination in uncertain environments. She will join the University of Southern California as a WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor of Computer Science in 2013.

Finale Doshi-Velez was an EECS graduate student in the Robust Robotics Group at CSAIL, where she worked with Associate Professor Nicholas Roy. She is currently a postdoctoral associate at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and is working on developing healthcare applications for machine leaning.

Stefanie Tellex is a research scientist in the Robust Robotics Group at CSAIL, where she works on constructing robots that seamlessly use natural language to communicate with humans. She will join the computer science department at Brown University as an assistant professor in September 2013.

Read the full article here: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/AI-s-10-to-Watch-2013.