Dr. Raj Reddy is Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at Stanford in 1966. He joined the Carnegie Mellon faculty as an Associate Professor of Computer Science in 1969. He became a Full Professor in 1973, a University Professor in 1984, and the Simon University Professor in 1992. He served as the founding Director of the Robotics Institute from 1979 to 1991. Dr. Reddy's research interests include the study of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence. His current research projects include speech recognition and understanding systems; gigabit networks; universal digital libraries; learning on demand; and collaboration on the web. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was president of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence from 1987 to 1989. Dr. Reddy was awarded the Legion of Honor by President Mitterand of France in 1984. He was a recipient of the ACM Turing Award in 1995. He was named a member of the President's Advisory Committee on Information Technology in 1997.