Maja Mataric

University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | 2009

Maja Mataric Portrait Photo

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Maja Matari? 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 Ph.D. students in minority-serving universities; and helped place Ph.D. students from underrepresented groups in top research universities around the world.