Professor and Head of MIT's Program in Media, Arts and Sciences
Pattie Maes is a professor in MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences as well as academic head of the MAS Program. She runs the Lab’s Fluid Interfaces research group, which aims to radically reinvent the human machine experience. Coming from a background in artificial intelligence and human computer interaction, she is particularly interested in the topic of cognitive augmentation, or how immersive and wearable systems can actively assist people with memory, learning, decision making, communication, and wellbeing. Prior to joining the Media Lab, Maes was a visiting professor and a research scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a PhD in artificial intelligence from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.