University of Minnesota

Maria Gini is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She develops algorithms for robots to decide how to allocate tasks among themselves, explore unknown environments, work as a team in search and rescue operations, or navigate in dense crowds. She has published more than 50 journal articles and more than 250 conference papers and book chapters. She is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. She is Editor in Chief of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and is on the editorial board of numerous journals, including Artificial Intelligence, and Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. She is passionate about increasing the number of women and students from underrepresented groups in computer science.