Each year a small number of distinguished AI researchers are elected AAAI Fellows by the membership of AAAI for their unusual distinction in the profession and for their sustained contributions to the field for a decade or more.
The following individuals join an elite cadre of many of the most outstanding individuals in the AI field. (For a complete list of AI Fellows, please see the AAAI Fellows page.)
- Pierre F. Baldi (University of California, Irvine) for significant contributions to statistical machine learning and the development of widely used algorithms/architectures to solve problems in the life sciences.
- Adnan Y. Darwiche (University of California, Los Angeles) for significant contributions to the development and application of both probabilistic and logical methods in automated reasoning.
- Hector A. Geffner (ICREA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) for significant contributions to the fields of planning, reasoning, and knowledge representation.
- Carla P. Gomes (Cornell University) for significant contributions to constraint reasoning and the integration of techniques from artificial intelligence, constraint programming, and operations research.
- Russell Greiner (University of Alberta, Canada) for significant contributions to the theory of statistical machine learning and its applications in bioinformatics and medical informatics.
- Stephen F. Smith (Carnegie Mellon University) for significant contributions to heuristic and mixed-initiative scheduling, constraint-based search, and the development of scalable AI systems.
- Milind Tambe (University of Southern California) for significant contributions to theory and software infrastructure for multi-agent systems and pioneering applications in teamwork systems.
An official dinner and ceremony will be held in their honor during AAAI-07 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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