Robotics and artificial intelligence
Ruzena Bajcsy was born in Slovakia, where she obtained her degree in electrical engineering as well as her first PhD degree. She has spent the majority of her scientific career in the USA. Ever since the beginning of her scientific career she has been devoted to robotics and artificial intelligence. As part of her famous approach, known as active perception, she came up with the idea of active perception gathering with the help of intelligent management and decision making.
Professor Ruzena Bajcsy studied at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, where she obtained a degree in engineering as well as a PhD degree in electrical engineering. Later, she earned another PhD degree in computer science at Stanford University in California, USA, where she worked with John McCarthy, the founder of artificial intelligence. Currently she is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Ruzena Bajcsy has received a number of prestigious awards, such as ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Robotics and Automation Award for her contribution in the field of robotics and automation and many more.
During the course of her career, Professor Ruzena Bajcsy became the founder of many famous research laboratories, such as, for example, the GRASP laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, CITRIS Institute and HART (Human-Assistive Robotic Technologies) laboratory.
Hana and Dalimil Dvořák, the couple who established the Experientia Foundation, met each other during their student days, and it is entirely symbolic that they met in a chemistry laboratory.
Originally from Slovakia, Principal Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada and expert in photonics and integrated optics.