Dr. Marie desJardins is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2001.
Dr. desJardins’s research is in artificial intelligence, focusing on the areas of machine learning, multi-agent systems, planning, interactive AI techniques, information management, reasoning with uncertainty, and decision theory. She has published over 100 scientific papers in journals, conferences, and workshops. She is an ACM Distinguished Member, a AAAI Senior Member, a member and former chair of UMBC’s Honors College Advisory Board, and a member of the advisory board of UMBC’s Center for Women in Technology.
Dr. desJardins is active in teaching, mentoring, and advising students. She was named one of UMBC’s ten “Professors Not to Miss” in 2011 and is regularly sought out to give invited talks to student groups. She has advised 12 Ph.D. students, 25 M.S. students, over 50 undergraduate researchers, and four high school student interns.