Menlo Park, California — The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence has announced the 2005 Fellows. Each year since 1993, 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 cadre of many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of AI (aaai.org/Awards/fellows.html). AAAI congratulates the following inductees:
- Usama M. Fayyad, Yahoo, Inc.
For significant original research contributions to machine learning, data mining and KDD, exceptional service in establishing a new field of AI, and for successfully fielding and commercializing AI and KDD technologies in analysis of massive data sets and in mass market applications.
- Raymond J. Mooney, University of Texas at Austin
For significant contributions to machine learning, particularly explanation-based learning, theory refinement, and learning for natural-language processing.
- Andrew W. Moore, Carnegie Mellon University
For significant contributions to machine learning, data mining, and statistical AI, and for major roles in transferring these technologies to industry and government.
- David E. Smith, NASA Ames Research Center
For significant contributions to the field of automated planning, including influential techniques for contingent, conformant, and temporal planning.
This year’s recipients will be honored at a dinner and ceremony at the AAAI-05 Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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