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Manuela Veloso elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Manuela Veloso, CMU Portugal Faculty, Emeritus Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the CMU School of Computer Science, and head of J.P. Morgan AI Research was one of the 111 Members and 22 International Members elected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) this year.

The world-renowned computer scientist and AI researcher was distinguished “for contributions to machine learning and its applications in robotics and the financial services industry” adding this recognition, which is among the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer, to her long list of achievements.

The NAE honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.”

These most recent members bring the total of U.S. membership to 2,388 and the number of international members to 310. The newly elected engineers will be formally inducted during the NAE’s annual meeting on Oct. 2, 2022.

The full list and more information is available in the NAE’s original press release available here.