Sponsored by IAAI and AI Magazine
This annual keynote lecture will be presented at the IAAI conference in honor of Dr. Robert S. Engelmore’s extraordinary service to AAAI, AI Magazine, the AI applications community, and his contributions to applied AI.
Bob’s service was extraordinary both in the selfless and insightful manner in which it was conducted and for its extensiveness, with weekly service for over ten years and consistent contributions in many capacities for another ten. Bob was editor emeritus of the AI Magazine and an AAAI fellow. He served on the Executive Council, the IAAI Program Committee (chair, 2000), the AAAI Publications Committee (chair, 1993-1997), the AAAI Office Committee, and the National Conference Program Committee.
Bob had deep interests in both the technical and entrepreneurial aspects of AI. He was a DARPA program manager and an executive director of the Heuristic Programming Project in Stanford’s computer science department. He was the author of many AI papers and a seminal book on blackboard systems. He was also a co-founder of Teknowledge and an advisor to many AI startup companies.
The memorial lecture topics will encompass Bob’s wide interests in AI, and each lecture will be linked to a subsequent article to be published upon approval by AI Magazine. The lecturer and, therefore, the author of the magazine article will be chosen jointly by the IAAI Program Committee and the editor of AI Magazine. The Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Lecture includes a certificate from IAAI and a $1,000.00 honorarium.
For more information regarding these awards, please contact AAAI (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2024: Raquel Urtasun (University of Toronto)
For outstanding contribution to machine learning, computer vision, and entrepreneurship in the field of autonomous driving.
2023: Manuela Veloso (JP Morgan Chase)
For outstanding contribution to automated planning, machine learning and robotics, their application to real-world problems and extensive service to the AI community.
2022: Andrew Ng (DeepLearning.AI, Landing AI, and Coursera)
For outstanding contributions to machine learning research and its application to significant real-world problems, and to the democratization of AI through free online education.
2021: Tuomas Sandholm (Carnegie Mellon University, Optimized Markets, Inc., Strategy Robot, Inc., and Strategic Machine, Inc.)
For outstanding research contributions in Artificial Intelligence, its application to electronic market places, the highly original use of AI in strategic multi-player games, and the application of AI to optimize organ exchanges.
2020: Henry Kautz (University of Rochester, USA)
For outstanding research contributions in the area of knowledge representation, data analytics, and data mining of social media for public good.
2019: Milind Tambe (University of Southern California)
For outstanding research contributions in the area of multi-agent systems and their application to problems of societal significance.
2018: Stephen F. Smith (Carnegie Mellon University)
For sustained research excellence in constraint-based planning and scheduling technologies, deployment of those technologies to a range of significant real-world problems, and extensive service to the AI community that includes significant outreach to related technical fields.
2017: David W. Aha (Naval Research Laboratory)
For pioneering research contributions and high-impact applications in autonomous systems, machine learning, and case-based reasoning, and for extensive contributions to AAAI, including educating the broader AI community through AAAI doctoral consortia and video competitions.
2016: Reid G. Smith (i2k Connect)
For pioneering research contributions and high-impact applications in knowledge management and for extensive contributions to AAAI, including educating and inspiring the broader community about AI through AITopics.
2014: Craig A. Knoblock ( University of Southern California)
For seminal contributions to machine learning and information integration, high-impact deployed applications and open-source projects, and extensive service to AAAI and international AI.
2013: Deborah L. McGuinness (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
For leadership in semantic web research and in bridging AI and eScience, significant contributions to deployed AI applications, and extensive service to the AI community.
2012: Steven Minton (InferLink Corporation)
For seminal contributions in scheduling, planning, and machine learning, advancement of real-world AI systems through public and private organizations, and leadership in new dissemination methods for AI research.
2011: Ramon Lopez de Mantaras (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute [IIIA] and Spanish National Research Council [CSIC])
For pioneering research contributions in a breadth of artificial intelligence areas, especially pattern recognition and case-based reasoning, leading to novel applications in design, diagnosis, and music, and for extensive international leadership and service for the AI community.
2010: Jay M. Tenenbaum (CollabRx Inc.)
For pioneering artificial intelligence contributions with extensive applications impact, including seminal work in computer vision and manufacturing along with a visionary role in the birth of electronic commerce.
2009: William Swartout (Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California)
For seminal contributions to knowledge-based systems and explanation, groundbreaking research on virtual human technologies and their applications, and outstanding service to the artificial intelligence community.
2008: Kenneth M. Ford (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition)
For leadership in AI science and technology though establishing and guiding AI research centers and programs, pioneering contributions to areas such as human-centered computing, and advancement of AI as a scientific endeavor and enabler for society’s goals.
2007: Oren Etzioni (University of Washington)
For longstanding technical and entrepreneurial contributions to artificial intelligence, including seminal research on AI on the Web and the deployment of AI technologies in high-impact applications.
2006: Bruce G. Buchanan (University of Pittsburgh)
For leadership in artificial intelligence and pioneering contributions to knowledge-based systems, machine learning, and automated discovery, along with significant applications in medicine, biology, and chemistry.
2005: James A, Hendler (University of Maryland, College Park)
For two decades of technical and government leadership in artificial intelligence, as well as pioneering research on agent-based systems and the semantic web.
2004: Edward A. Feigenbaum (Stanford University)
For decades of technical, business, and government leadership in artificial intelligence, as well as pioneering research on knowledge-based systems.