Ruzena K. Bajcsy, the 2003 recipient of the CRA Distinguished Service Award, recently received the 2016 Simon Ramo Founders Award from the National Academy of Engineering.
The award webpage states: “Her current research is in the use of robotic technology, namely measuring and extracting noninvasively kinematic and dynamic parameters of individual in order to assess their physical movement capabilities or limitations. If there are limitations, her students have designed assistive devices that can compensate for the lack of kinematic agility and /or physical strength.”
The award citation: “For seminal contributions to the fields of computer vision, robotics, and medical imaging, and technology and policy leadership in computer science education and research.”
The Founders Award was established in 1965 by the Academy to honor an outstanding NAE member or foreign member who has upheld the ideals and principles of the NAE through professional, educational, and personal achievement and accomplishment.