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Roboticist & Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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 Ayanna Howard Biography

Accomplished roboticist, entrepreneur and educator Ayanna Howard, PhD, is the dean of the College of Engineering at the Ohio State University. Formerly, she was the chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing, as well as founder and director of the Human-Automation Systems Lab (HumAnS).

Her career spans higher education, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the private sector. Dr. Howard is the founder and president of the board of directors of Zyrobotics, a Georgia Tech spin-off company that develops mobile therapy and educational products for children with special needs. Zyrobotics products are based on Dr. Howard’s research.

Among many accolades, Forbes named Dr. Howard to its America's Top 50 Women In Tech list.

Dr. Howard is a tenured professor in the college’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Computer Science and Engineering. She is the first woman to lead the College of Engineering. She is also the college’s second Black dean. Throughout her career, Dr. Howard has been active in helping to diversify the engineering profession for women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Howard earned her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Brown University, her master’s degree and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and her MBA from Claremont Graduate University.

From 1993 to 2005, she worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she held multiple roles including senior robotics researcher and deputy manager in the Office of the Chief Scientist. Among other projects, Howard was involved in developing SmartNav — an autonomous, next-generation Mars rover — and SnoMotes, toy-sized robots that can explore icy terrain that is too dangerous for scientists.

She joined Georgia Tech in 2005 as an associate professor and the founder of the HumAnS lab. The lab focuses on humanized intelligence, which uses techniques such as sensing and learning to enhance the autonomous capabilities of robots or other computerized systems. The HumAnS lab has generated more than 250 publications and $8.5 million in principal investigators-led research funding.

Among other roles at Georgia Tech, Dr. Howard was program director of the nation’s first multidisciplinary robotics PhD program; associate chair for faculty development in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and associate director of research at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines.

In 2013, she founded Zyrobotics to help translate the lab’s research into commercial products for children with special needs. Zyrobotics spun off as a non-profit in 2020.

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    As a roboticist, educator and entrepreneur, Aryana Howard is focused on human- robot interaction, learning and autonomous control.

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    Roboticist Ayanna Howard (far right) with her students. Howard is featured in Coca-Cola's new ... [+] "History Shakers" ad, set to be released this month.

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Ayanna Howard

Roboticist & Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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Ayanna Howard Biography

Accomplished roboticist, entrepreneur and educator Ayanna Howard, PhD, is the dean of the College of Engineering at the Ohio State University. Formerly, she was the chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing, as well as founder and director of the Human-Automation Systems Lab (HumAnS).

Her career spans higher education, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the private sector. Dr. Howard is the founder and president of the board of directors of Zyrobotics, a Georgia Tech spin-off company that develops mobile therapy and educational products for children with special needs. Zyrobotics products are based on Dr. Howard’s research.

Among many accolades, Forbes named Dr. Howard to its America's Top 50 Women In Tech list.

Dr. Howard is a tenured professor in the college’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in Computer Science and Engineering. She is the first woman to lead the College of Engineering. She is also the college’s second Black dean. Throughout her career, Dr. Howard has been active in helping to diversify the engineering profession for women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Dr. Howard earned her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Brown University, her master’s degree and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and her MBA from Claremont Graduate University.

From 1993 to 2005, she worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she held multiple roles including senior robotics researcher and deputy manager in the Office of the Chief Scientist. Among other projects, Howard was involved in developing SmartNav — an autonomous, next-generation Mars rover — and SnoMotes, toy-sized robots that can explore icy terrain that is too dangerous for scientists.

She joined Georgia Tech in 2005 as an associate professor and the founder of the HumAnS lab. The lab focuses on humanized intelligence, which uses techniques such as sensing and learning to enhance the autonomous capabilities of robots or other computerized systems. The HumAnS lab has generated more than 250 publications and $8.5 million in principal investigators-led research funding.

Among other roles at Georgia Tech, Dr. Howard was program director of the nation’s first multidisciplinary robotics PhD program; associate chair for faculty development in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and associate director of research at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines.

In 2013, she founded Zyrobotics to help translate the lab’s research into commercial products for children with special needs. Zyrobotics spun off as a non-profit in 2020.

Ayanna Howard Videos

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    Dr. Ayanna Howard has changed the face of robotics in every sense. She’s one of the few black women in the field and she’s working on inventions...
  • The Courage To Invent: A NASA Roboticist Tells Her Story
    Growing up, Howard was obsessed with creating robots. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and by the time she was 27 she landed her dream...
  • Dr. Ayanna Howard | Pediatric Robotics: Lab Innovation to Social...
    There are an estimated 150 million children living with disabilities worldwide. Thanks to recent advances in robotics, therapeutic intervention...

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  • How much does it cost to book Ayanna Howard?

    Booking fees for Ayanna Howard, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ayanna Howard, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ayanna Howard?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ayanna Howard for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ayanna Howard for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ayanna Howard or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ayanna Howard or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ayanna Howard is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ayanna Howard for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ayanna Howard generally travels from OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Aprille Ericsson, Shohini Ghose, Helen Greiner, Kimberly Bryant and Dr. Janet Taylor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ayanna Howard for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ayanna Howard Speaker Videos

  • Ayanna Howard, Roboticist | MAKERS
    Dr. Ayanna Howard has changed the face of robotics in every sense. She’s one of the few black women in the field and she’s working on inventions with an eye on social impact, not science fiction.
    The Courage To Invent: A NASA Roboticist Tells Her Story
    Growing up, Howard was obsessed with creating robots. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and by the time she was 27 she landed her dream job at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)....
  • Dr. Ayanna Howard | Pediatric Robotics: Lab Innovation to Social Impact
    There are an estimated 150 million children living with disabilities worldwide. Thanks to recent advances in robotics, therapeutic intervention protocols using robots are now ideally positioned to...

Ayanna Howard News

  • Ayanna Howard

    As a roboticist, educator and entrepreneur, Aryana Howard is focused on human- robot interaction, learning and autonomous control.

  • How Google, Coca-Cola And Other American Companies Are ...

    Roboticist Ayanna Howard (far right) with her students. Howard is featured in Coca-Cola's new ... [+] "History Shakers" ad, set to be released this month.

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