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.)
- Carla E. Brodley (Northeastern University)
For significant contributions to machine learning and its application to science, engineering and medicine, and to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in computer science.
- Jonathan Gratch (USC Institute for Creative Technologies)
For significant contributions to the fields of affective computing, virtual human research and autonomous systems.
- Michael N. Huhns (University of South Carolina)
For significant contributions to the field of multiagent systems and its applications in information management and service-oriented computing.
- Kevin Knight (Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California)
For significant contributions to statistical machine translation, automata for natural language processing, and decipherment of historical manuscripts.
- James C. Lester (North Carolina State University)
For significant and sustained contributions to artificial intelligence technologies for education.
- Chih-Jen Lin (National Taiwan University)
For significant contributions to the field of machine learning, and the development of a widely used SVM software.
- Sridhar Mahadevan (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
For significant contributions to the field of machine learning including pioneering work in robot learning and representation discovery.
- Mark Maybury (The MITRE Corporation)
For advancing natural language text generation and summarization, intelligent multimedia systems, intelligent user interfaces and knowledge management.
- David C. Parkes (Harvard University)
For significant contributions to multi-agent systems research through advances in auctions and mechanism design and development of the CS-economics research community.
An official dinner and ceremony was held in their honor during the AAAI-14 Conference in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on July 28, 2014
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