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Raj Reddy, PhD


Raj Reddy

Dr. Raj Reddy is the Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics in theSchool of Computer Science  at  Carnegie Mellon University.  From 1960-63, Dr. Reddy worked as an Applied Science Representative for IBM Corp., in Australia. He was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford from 1966-69. He joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty as an Associate Professor of Computer Science in 1969. He became a Full Professor in 1973, and a University Professor in 1984. He served as the founding Director of the Robotics Institute from 1979 to 1991 and as the Dean of School of Computer Science from 1991 to 1999.

Dr. Reddy received a BE degree from the Guindy Engineering College of the University of Madras, India in 1958 and a MTech degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1960. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1966. Dr. Reddy's research interests include the study of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. His current research interests include Million Book Digital Library Project; Fiber To The Village Project; and Learning by Doing.

His professional honors include: Fellow of theInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow of theAcoustical Society of America, Fellow of theAmerican Association for Artificial Intelligence, Member of theNational Academy of Engineeringand Member of theAmerican Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was president of theAmerican Association for Artificial Intelligencefrom 1987 to 89. He is a recipient of the IBM Research Ralph Gomory Fellow Award in 1991.

Dr. Reddy was awarded the Legion of Honor by President Mitterand of France in 1984 and Padma Bhushan by President of India in 2001. He was awarded theACMTuring Awardin 1994, the Okawa Prize in 2004, the Honda Prize in 2005, and the Vannevar Bush Award in 2006. He served as co-chair of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1999 to 2001. He has been awarded honorary doctorates (Doctor of Science Honoris Causa) from SV University, Universite Henri-Poincare, University of New South Wales, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, University of Massachusetts, University of Warwick, Anna University and the Indian Institute for Information Technology (Allahabad), Andhra University and IIT Kharagpur.  He serves on the Board of Governors of Peres Institute for Peace in Israel.

Contact Information:

Office Location: Wean Hall 5327
Telephone: 412-268-2597
Fax: 412-683-5348

Research Projects

Artifical intelligence, speech recognition and understanding, integrated management systems.


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