An AI pioneer and country’s first winner of Turing Award
Dabbala Rajagopal, or often known as Raj Reddy, is an Indian American computer scientist who won India’s first Turing Award, considered as the Nobel Prize in computer science. He has worked for Standford and Carnegie Mellon for over 50 years and is counted among the early pioneers of artificial intelligence.
Dabbala’s life has always been ambitious. He commenced his early research at Standford and later moved to Carnegie Mellon University. His research primarily focused on the motor aspect of intelligence, such as speech and robotics. He later dwelled to various aspects of robots, voice, etc.
The AI luminary has made remarkable contributions in the field of science. He founded Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He played an immense role in creation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies and also became the Chairman of International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad.
At a time when AI wasn’t even a buzzword, he dedicated his life researching and contributing to make Information Technology accessible to everyone.
Chairman of International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad.
Founder of Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Played a significant role in creating Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies.
Early pioneer of AI, with research in speech, robotics, and motor aspects of intelligence.
Dedicated his to making Information Technology accessible to all.