Julie Shah

Associate Dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, Schwarzman College of Computing; Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Julie Shah is an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and heads the Interactive Robotics Group at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Shah is also co-associate dean of Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing for the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. Shah’s research group focuses on developing interactive robots and improving human-robot collaboration by drawing on expertise in artificial and human intelligence, and systems engineering.

Shah previously worked at Boeing Research and Technology, where she developed innovative methods for enabling fluid human-robot teamwork in time-critical, safety-critical domains, ranging from manufacturing to surgery to space exploration. She has received an NSF Career award, an MIT Technology Review TR35 award, and her work on industrial human-robot collaboration has been recognized by Tech Review as a breakthrough technology. She earned a BS and MS in aeronautics and astronautics, and a PhD in autonomous systems, from MIT.