CMU Portugal PI ::
Portugal Principal Investigator Named Head of Machine Learning Department at
Carnegie Mellon University
Manuela Veloso, CMU Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) Principal
Investigator for the ERI INSIDE, and renowned Portuguese researcher at
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), is the new head of Carnegie Mellon
University’s Machine Learning Department (MLD).
“Carnegie Mellon’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) community has long
nurtured the field of machine learning — software that acquires
knowledge and improves its performance with experience — culminating in
the creation of the world’s first Machine Learning Department 10 years
ago,” Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, said when interviewed by CMU.
“Manuela is the embodiment of this legacy. Her
knowledge of all aspects of AI and her dedication make her the perfect
person to lead MLD now that machine learning has emerged as a major
component of the world’s economy.”
Manuela Veloso has also been advisor to several CMU Portugal dual degree PhD students in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The computer scientist, known for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, has been collaborating with CMU since 1992 as a faculty member after earning her PhD in computer science at the same university.