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Nora Ayanian is a Gabilan Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Southern California. Her research focuses on creating end-to-end solutions for coordinating teams of robots that start from truly high-level specifications and deliver code for individual robots in the team, such as using simple multitouch inputs to control a team of UAVs. Ayanian brings a unique approach to multirobot systems, creating unified solutions that address task assignment, path planning, and control that are broadly applicable across all aspects of multirobot systems and mobile sensor networks. Her solutions provide guarantees of convergence and safety on real robotic systems. She won the Best Student Paper Award at ICRA 2008 for her work on constrained multirobot control. In 2013 she was named one of IEEE Intelligent Systems “AI's 10 to watch” and in 2014 was named to NerdScholar’s “40 Under 40: Professors who Inspire.” In 2015, she was honored to be selected for the inaugural Mic 50, Mic.com’s list of 50 influential young people. Ayanian is a co-founder and current co-chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems, and co-produced the first ICRA trailer in 2015.