For Immediate Release
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Elects New Fellows— Outstanding Researchers Recognized for Their Contributions to AI
July 24, 2004
8:00 AM Pacific Time
Menlo Park, Calif.
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence has announced the 2003 Fellows. Each year since 1993, a small number of AI researchers are recognized by their peers for their unusual distinction in the profession and for their sustained contributions to the field of AI for a decade or more.
This year’s AAAI Fellows join a distinguished cadre of many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of AI (aaai.org/Awards/fellows.html). AAAI congratulates the following honorees:
Subbarao Kambhampati, Arizona State University
For significant contributions to a unified theory of planning, its relation to constraint satisfaction, and development of varied speedup methods and heuristics.
Craig A. Knoblock, University of Southern California
For significant contributions to planning and information integration, and the application of AI methods to complex domains.
Daphne Koller, Stanford University
For significant contributions to integrating logic and probability, and development of methods for reasoning, learning, and decision-making under uncertainty.
Gérard G. Medioni, University of Southern California
For significant contributions to computer vision, including algorithms for feature extraction, organization, and matching.
Stuart M. Shieber, Harvard University
For significant contributions to the foundations of computational linguistics, to graphical and spoken-language interfaces, and to open scientific publishing.
Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice University
For significant contributions to the development of automated-reasoning techniques and to the development of logic as a unifying foundational framework and a tool for modeling computational systems.
This year’s recipients will be honored at a dinner and ceremony at the AAAI-04 Conference in San Jose, California.
Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (www.aaai.org) is a nonprofit scientific membership society devoted to advancing the science and practice of AI. Its mission is to: (1) advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying intelligent thought and behavior, (2) facilitate their embodiment in machines, (3) serve as an information resource for research planners and the general public concerning trends in AI, and (4) offer training for the current and coming generations of AI researchers and practitioners. The Association has sponsored an annual conference, regarded as the premier gathering in the field, since 1980.
# # #
- AAAI Media Contact
(for press inquiries only)