Robin R. Murphy

Robin Murphy

Robin R. Murphy

Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M

Robin R. Murphy, the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, directs the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and TEES Center for Emergency Informatics. She received a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science in 1980, 1989 and 1992, respectively, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has more than 150 publications on artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction and robotics, including disaster robotics, which won the 2014 PROSE honorable mention award for engineering and science. An IEEE Fellow, a TED speaker and founder of Roboticists Without Borders, she has deployed ground, air and marine robots at 26 disasters in five countries, including the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Hurricane Katrina and Fukushima Daiichi. Her numerous awards include the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions and the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Civilian Service Medal. She has been declared an Agent of Change (TIME), an Alpha Geek (WIRED), one of the Most Influential Women in Technology (Fast Company), and one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for 2015 (Government Technology Magazine). Murphy has performed extensive government service, including service on the Defense Science Board.