Carnegie Mellon University

Raj Reddy

Raj Reddy

Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics


A visionary in artificial intelligence and robotics, Raj Reddy has focused throughout his career on how technology can serve society, particularly in education and in developing societies.

Reddy created the Universal Library, a free, online digital library that now includes more than 1.5 million volumes, with book digitization centers in China, India, Egypt and the United States. He was instrumental in establishing in 2008 the Rajiv Ghandi University of Knowledge Technologies, which enrolls thousands of low-income, gifted youth from rural southeastern India.

Reddy's contributions to science and statesmanship were recognized in 2006 by the National Science Board, which presented him its prestigious Vannevar Bush Prize. In 1984, France awarded Reddy the Legion of Honor for his work in developing countries. He received the Association for Computing Machinery's Turing Award in 1994 for his contributions to artificial intelligence.

For an interview, email Byron Spice or call him at 412-268-9068