Palo Alto, California — 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, usually 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.)
- Murray S. Campbell, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
For significant contributions to computer game-playing, especially chess, and the associated improvement in public awareness of the AI endeavor.
- Boi V. Faltings, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
For significant contributions to research and applications of spatial reasoning, distributed constraint reasoning, case-based reasoning, design, optimized communication, and social networking.
- Yolanda Gil, USC/Information Sciences Institute
For significant contributions to intelligent user interfaces, knowledge capture, representations for web-based science, and for leadership in the AI community.
- Peter F. Patel-Schneider
For significant contributions to knowledge representation and reasoning, in particular the exploration of decidable logic fragments, reasoning optimizations, and the application of KR on the web.
- Francesca Rossi, Università degli Studi di Padova
For significant contributions to constraint and preference reasoning, and for distinguished leadership and service.
- Peter H. Stone, The University of Texas at Austin
For significant contributions to machine learning, multiagent systems, and robotics, and pioneering applications in the robot soccer, trading agents, and autonomous driving domains.
An official dinner and ceremony was held in their honor during the AAAI-12 Conference (http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai12.php) in Toronto, Canada on July 24, 2012.
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