Outstanding researchers recognized for their contributions to AI
The American Association for Artificial Intelligence has announced the 2006 Fellows. Each year since 1990, a small number of AI researchers are recognized by their peers for their unusual distinction in the profession and for their sustained contributions to the field of AI for a decade or more. This year’s AAAI Fellows join a distinguished blue ribbon cadre of many of the leading pioneers, researchers, and practitioners in the field of AI.
AAAI congratulates the following new Fellows:
- Fahiem Bacchus (University of Toronto) for significant contributions in knowledge representation, automated planning, utility modeling, and algorithms for SAT and constraint satisfaction.
- Craig Boutilier (University of Toronto) for significant contributions to default reasoning, belief revision, and decision-theoretic foundations of AI.
- Anthony G. Cohn (University of Leeds) for significant contributions to knowledge representation, qualitative spatial reasoning, cognitive vision, and service to the international AI community.
- Gregory F. Cooper (University of Pittsburgh) for significant contributions to the theory and applications of Bayesian reasoning and causal modeling and the promotion of AI within medicine.
- Jude W. Shavlik (University of Wisconsin) for significant contributions to machine learning, especially knowledge-intensive approaches, and the application of machine learning to problems in computational biology.
- Oliviero Stock (ITC-IRST) for wide-ranging, significant contributions to research in computational linguistics and intelligent interfaces, serious work on computation humor, and dedicated service and leadership in support of the European AI community.
- Sebastian Thrun (Stanford University) for significant contributions to the theory of probabilistic robot navigation and its successful real-world application.
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