Each year AAAI recognizes a small number of distinguished AI scientists for their outstanding contributions to the theory or practice of AI by electing them AAAI Fellows — a lifetime honor. Fellows are honored for providing intellectual leadership and making significant research or service contributions to the field over a period of at least a decade or more.
The following individuals join this outstanding group of individuals in the AI field. (For a complete list of AI Fellows please see www.aaai.org/Awards/fellows-list.php.)
- Pedro Domingos, University of Washington
For significant contributions to the field of machine learning and to the unification of first-order logic and probability.
- Nicholas R. Jennings, University of Southampton
For significant contributions to the theory and practice of multi-agent systems, including industrial applications, practical coordination techniques, and market-based control mechanisms.
- Michael L. Littman, Rutgers University
For significant contributions to the fields of reinforcement learning, decision making under uncertainty, and statistical language applications.
- Christopher D. Manning, Stanford University
For significant contributions to statistical natural language processing, including in statistical parsing and grammar induction, and education through leading textbooks.
- Bernhard Nebel, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
For significant contributions to knowledge representation and reasoning, planning, robotics, and services to the international AI community.
- Yoram Singer, Google
For significant contributions to the theory and practice of efficient machine learning algorithms.
- Padhraic Smyth, University of California, Irvine
For significant contributions to the theory and practice of statistical machine learning.
- Moshe Tennenholtz, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
For significant contributions in the area of multiagent systems and beyond, and for extraordinary service to the AI community.
An official dinner and ceremony will be held in their honor during the July 2010 AAAI-10 Conference (www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai10.php) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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