Robin Murphy: Disaster Management: Robots, Informatics, and People

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University
Saturday, February 13, 2016: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Marshall Ballroom East (Marriott Wardman Park)
Dr. Robin Roberson Murphy is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and the Center for Emergency Informatics at Texas A&M University. Her fundamental research in artificial intelligence, robotics, and human-robot interaction is guided by inserting ground, aerial, and marine robots at disasters. She has participated in 20 disasters, including the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster, Hurricane Katrina, and the Fukushima nuclear emergency. She received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her book Disaster Robotics received an honorable mention in engineering and technology for the 2014 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. She is an IEEE fellow and co-founder of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s Technical Committee on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics. Her field work, combined with technology transfer and field-building activities, led to her receiving the 2014 ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions within Computer Science and Informatics.
Robin Murphy, Texas A&M University
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