Maja Mataric - Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics

Maja Matarić is Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, Director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems, Co-Director of the Robotics and Research Lab, and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. She established a number of mentoring programs, including new K-12 courses and programs that have trained generations of teachers and students; assisted placement of PhD students in minority-serving universities; and helped place PhD students from underrepresented groups in top research universities around the world.