Dr. Dhireesha Kudithipudi is the Founding Director of the AI Consortium at the University of Texas, San Antonio and the Robert F McDermott Endowed Chair in Engineering. She is a professor in ECE & CS at UTSA. Prior to her current position, she was a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology(RIT) and the founding director of the Center for Human Aware AI (CHAI). Her research interests are in neuromorphic AI, low power machine intelligence, brain-inspired accelerators, and use-inspired research. She has published in neuromorphic AI, low power machine intelligence, brain-inspired AI accelerators (~100 publications) and is PI on several large-scale multi-year research awards in neuromorphic AI. She is passionate about transdisciplinary and inclusive research training in AI fields. She is the 2018 recipient of the Clare Booth Luce Scholarship in STEM for women in higher-ed and the 2018 Technology Women of the Year in Rochester.