Term of Service on the CCC Council: 2017 – 2018
Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the Head of the Machine Learning Department. She is a Past President of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), and the co-founder and a Past President of the RoboCup Federation. She is a fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, and AAAI.
Manuela researches in artificial intelligence, with a focus in robotics and machine learning. Her long-term research goal is the effective construction of autonomous agents where cognition, perception, and action are combined to address planning, execution, and learning tasks. Her vision is that multiple intelligent AI agents, coexisting with humans, with different sets of complementary capabilities will provide a seamless synergy of intelligence. With her students, she has contributed a variety of autonomous robots. Her robot soccer teams have been RoboCup world champions multiple times, and the CoBot mobile service robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in multi-floor university buildings. She founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory, for the study of agents that Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn. See www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv for details.