Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Daniela's research interests are in robotics and artificial intelligence. The key focus of her research is to develop the science and engineering of autonomy. Daniela is a MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of ACM, AAAI, IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a senior visiting fellow at MITRE Corporation. She is the recipient of the Engelberger Award for robotics and the IEEE RAS Pioneer award. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University.