The Nancy Ide Annual Lecture in Computer Science presents Daniela Rus

One Robot for Every Task

Monday, November 21, 2022, 3:00pm-4:00pm in Rockefeller 300 Reception to follow 4:00-5PM in the Aula

Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, and Deputy Dean of Research in the Schwarzman College of Computing at MIT. Rus’ research interests are in robotics and artificial intelligence. The key focus of her research is to develop the science and engineering of autonomy. Rus is a MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of ACM, AAAI and IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a senior visiting fellow at MITRE Corporation. She is the recipient of the Engelberger Award for robotics and the IEEE RAS Pioneer award. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University

Dr. Marie desJardins on Fairness and Equity in Data Science: Challenges and Possibilities Friday, October 7, 4:00 p.m. Location: New England 206 Dr. desJardins will talk about the current state of data science, machine learning, and AI; the future of these technologies; the importance of diversity for creating robust, effective engineering solutions; and how we can thoughtfully ensure that data science and computing will positively affect our lives and the lives of generations to come. Reception to follow in Sanders Physics 105 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Computer Science at Vassar College invites applications for a one- and a two-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall semester 2018. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is expected. The Ph.D. in Computer Science is required. Strong candidates in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper level courses. The expected teaching load will be one lecture-plus-lab course and one lecture-only course per semester.

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of research experience, a candidate diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements, an unofficial graduate transcript, and three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses teaching. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at For further inquiries, email

Review of applications will begin on May 1stand will continue until all positions are filled. Please direct any questions about the position to Luke Hunsberger, Acting Chair of the Computer Science Department (

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