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Manuela M. Veloso is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where she received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992. A native of Portugal, she obtained her B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1980 and her M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1984 from the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.

Among her many research interests, Veloso works on designing and building intelligent agents that cooperate, observe, reason, act, learn, plan and even compete with each other. To that end, Veloso has been heavily involved with RoboCup, the international soccer-playing robot competition, for which she served as General Chair in 2001.

Veloso is the recipient of the 1995 NSF Career Award and the 1997 Allen Newell Medal for Excellence in Research. With more than 100 peer-reviewed papers published, Veloso is also author and editor of several books on computer science, including Artificial Intelligence Today: Recent Trends and Developments and Planning by Analogical Reasoning.


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