Murphy gives AAAS topical lecture

Image of Robin MurphyDr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, gave one of the nine invited topical lectures at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Washington D.C.

AAAS, the organization that publishes the highly respected magazine Science, was founded in 1848 to promote science and engineering. The annual meeting is one of the most widely recognized and reported interdisciplinary scientific events attended by members of the science, business, media and policy-making communities. This year, over 8,500 scientists were in attendance.

Murphy’s lecture, “Disaster Management: Robots, Informatics, and People,” reflected on the work being conducted through the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Center for Emergency Informatics (CEI). CEI works to create unmanned systems, new sensors, wireless networks, data mining, simulation and visualization, social networking, and other technologies that can revolutionize response and recovery.

The 2016 theme, Global Science Engagement, focused on how the scientific enterprise can meet global challenges in need of innovation and international collaboration.

Murphy received her bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is active in disaster response having participated in 21 disasters and is active in the larger scientific community, having served on the IEEE Robotics and Automation executive committees, and numerous National Academies and defense boards including the Defense Science Board.