Cathy Wu is an Assistant Professor at MIT in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. She holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and B.S. and M.Eng from MIT, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and completed a Postdoc at Microsoft Research. She studies machine learning and urban systems. Her research focuses on the computational challenges surrounding the integration of autonomy into society. Her work has been acknowledged by several awards, including the 2019 IEEE ITSS Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, the 2016 IEEE ITSC Best Paper Award, and fellowships from NSF, Berkeley Chancellor, NDSEG, and Dwight David Eisenhower.