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Anita Raja is a Professor of Computer Science at Hunter College and a member of the doctoral faculty in Computer Science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research contribution is in the field of artificial intelligence, specifically in the study of decentralized control and reasoning in software agent systems operating in the context of uncertainty and limited computational resources. She directs the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research (DAIR) Lab. Her work is supported by grants from NSF, ONR, DARPA, DHS and NIH. She received a B.S. Honors in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics summa cum laude from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1996, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1998 and 2003 respectively.
She is co-editor of the MIT Press book titled Metareasoning: Thinking about Thinking and co-author of Cognitive Science: An Interactive Approach published by NSS Press. She is recipient of the 2006 UNCC College of Computing Essam El-Kwae Student-Faculty research award, a Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE Intelligent Agent Technology Conference and member of a 2021 NIH Challenge Award recipient. In 2019, Crain’s New York Business named Professor Raja as one of 75 “Notable Women in Tech” in the Greater New York City area. She is a member of the AAAI Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She has co-chaired several technical workshops in Metareasoning and undergraduate research mentoring workshops at the premier AI conferences. In 2021, she was a member of one of the teams to win the National Institute of Health Decoding Maternal Morbidity Challenge.