2007/08 Speaker

Raj Reddy is the Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research interests include Million Book Digital Library Project; Fiber To The Village Project; and Learning by Doing. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Reddy was awarded the Legion of Honor by President Mitterand in 1984, the ACM Turing Award in 1994, the Honda Prize in 2005 and the Vannevar Bush Award in 2006. He served as co-chair of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 1999 to 2001.

“Technology and Society”
This talk will present several examples of how Technology, in particular Information Technology, can contribute to a wide range of human activities. In particular we will discuss societal applications of Robotics, Speech Recognition and Synthesis, Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Language Understanding Systems, and Artificial Intelligence.