ME Alumna Named one of 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today

Dr. Robin Murphy, who received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1980, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, was recently named one of 30 most innovative women professors alive today by Best Master's Degrees (bestmastersdegrees.com). Dr. Murphy, the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, studies the relationship between humans and robots. In fact, she practically pioneered the concept of rescue robotics. Murphy’s aerial and ground robots have been used to assist rescue crews in such disasters as the World Trade Center attacks, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Charley, and the Crandall Utah mine collapse. Currently, Murphy is leading an initiative in emergency informatics, which would make progress in the way valuable data travels from robot to decision maker.