Maja Matarić

Viterbi School of Engineering

Chan Soon-Shiong Chair and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics

Presidential Award Winner for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

Professor of computer science and neuroscience, Matarić is founding director of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Her current projects include robots that can assist elderly, convalescent and disabled individuals, and multi-robot systems that can provide emergency assistance. She is also developing robotics curricula for grades K–12. Recipient of many prestigious honors, including the National Science Foundation Career Award, Matarić is featured in Me & Isaac Newton, a documentary about seven of the world’s leading scientists.