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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. She was formerly Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs and Professor of Computer Science in the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union from 2014-2019 and an Associate Professor of Software and Information Systems at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 2003-2014. 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, NIH, ONR, DARPA, DHS and PNNL. She received a B.S. Honors in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 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 a senior member of AAAI and is a current AAAI Executive Councilor (2022-2025).