The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence has announced the 2003 Fellows. Each year 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 for a decade or more.
This year’s AAAI Fellows join a distinguished cadre of many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of AI. AAAI congratulates the following honorees:
- Oren Etzioni, University of Washington — For significant contributions to the fields of software agents, web-based technology, and intelligent user interfaces.
- Scott E. Fahlman, Carnegie Mellon University and IBM Research — For significant contributions to knowledge representation, artificial neural networks, AIoriented software tools, and massively parallel architectures for AI.
- Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania — For significant contributions to computational learning theory, to reinforcement learning and stochastic planning, to dialogue agents, and to the theory of multi-agent systems.
- Pradeep Khosla, Carnegie Mellon University — For significant contributions to automated modeling, reconfiguration, and design of robotic and real-time software systems, and for encouraging the field through professional leadership.
- Michael Pazzani, University of California, Irvine — For significant contributions to the development and understanding of machine learning algorithms and their relationship to human learning.
- Reid Simmons, Carnegie Mellon University — For significant contributions to mobile robot navigation, self-reliant autonomous systems, and the Task Control Architecture.
- Manuela Veloso, Carnegie Mellon University — For significant contributions to the development of planning and learning algorithms, and multiagent robot teams for uncertain dynamic environments.
This year’s recipients will be honored at a dinner and ceremony at IJCAI-03 in Acapulco, Mexico.
For more information about the Fellows Program and a roster of AAAI Fellows, please visit www.aaai.org/Awards/fellows.html.
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