Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy has won the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal For Innovations In Healthcare Technology. The award was first established in 2009 and is presented “for exceptional contributions to technologies and applications benefitting healthcare, medicine, and the health sciences.”
Bajcsy, who has done seminal research in the areas of human-centered computer control, cognitive science, robotics, computerized radiological/medical image processing and artificial vision, was cited “for pioneering and sustained contributions to healthcare technology fundamental to computer vision, medical imaging, and computational anatomy.” In addition to her significant research contributions, Bajcsy is also known for her leadership in the creation of the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics and Active Sensory Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, globally regarded as a premiere research center. She is especially known for her comprehensive outlook in the field, and her cross-disciplinary leadership in successfully bridging the once-diverse areas of robotics, artificial intelligence, engineering and cognitive science.
By: Magdalene L. Crowley