Artur Dubrawski will receive the Alumni Research Professorship of Computer Science and Carleton Kingsford will receive the Herbert A. Simon Professorship of Computer Science in a virtual ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4.
The usual ceremonies for these and other new professorships were delayed last year by the pandemic and have now been modified as virtual events.
Dubrawski joined the Robotics Institute's Auton Lab in 2003, where he works on a range of applied artificial intelligence endeavors. In 2006, he was named director of the lab, where he had been a Fulbright Scholar in 1995-96. Prior to joining CMU, he was involved in several entrepreneurial efforts, including founding a company for integrating and deploying computerized control systems. He also served as chief technology officer for Aethon, developers of an autonomous hospital delivery robot called Tug.
Dubrawski's projects in the Auton Lab have included using artificial intelligence to improve the maintenance of military aircraft, monitoring food safety, developing ad-tracking software used to combat sex trafficking, providing predictive analytics at the bedside of the critically ill, and the ongoing development of automated trauma care in the field.