Pattie Maes (born 1961) is a professor in MIT ‘s program in Media Arts and Sciences . She founded and directed the MIT Media Lab ‘s Fluid Interfaces Group. Previously, she founded and ran the Software Agents group. She Currently acts as the associate Department Head for the Media, Arts and Sciences Department. Prior to joining the Media Lab, Maes was a visiting professor and a research scientist at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab . She holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in computer science from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium.
Maes’ areas of expertise are Human-Computer Interaction, intelligent interfaces and ubiquitous computing . Maes is the editor of three books, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for numerous professional journals and conferences.
She has RECEIVED verschillende awards: Newsweek magazine named re one of the “100 Americans to watch for” in the year 2000; TIME Digital selected re as a member of the Cyber Elite (the top 50 technologische pioneers of the high-tech world); the World Economic Forum honored re with the title Global Leader for Tomorrow ; Ars Electronica Awarded re the 1995 World Wide Web category prize; and in 2000 she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council .
Maes is married to computer graphics researcher Karl Sims .  In 1997, Maes was listed in People magazine ‘s annual 50 Most Beautiful People feature. 
- Designing Autonomous Agents: Theory and Practice from Biology to Engineering and Back . MIT Press, 1991, ISBN 0-262-63135-0
- Artificial Life IV: Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems , Rodney Brooks & Pattie Maes, MIT Press, 1994, ISBN 0-262-52190-3
- Jump up^ “Luc Steels: Students – Graduated PhD students” . VUB Artificial Intelligence LAB . Retrieved July 28, 2014 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b “Pattie Maes – Most Beautiful” . People.com . May 12, 1997.