Dabbala Rajagopal “Raj” Reddy (born June 13, 1937) is an Indian-American computer scientist and a winner of the prestigious Turing Award. He is one of the early pioneers of Artificial Intelligence and has served on the faculty of Stanford and Carnegie Mellon for over 40 years. He was the founding Director of the Robotics Institute at CMU. He was instrumental in helping to create Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies in India, to cater to the educational needs of the low-income, gifted rural youth. He is also the Chairman of International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He is the first person of Asian origin to receive the ACM Turing Award, in 1994, the highest award in Computer Science, for his work in the field of artificial intelligence.