Each year, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) recognizes a small number of fellows for their unusual distinction in the profession and for their sustained contributions to the field for a decade or more.
On behalf of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Swiss Informatics Society is happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Malte Helmert of SGAICO is among the nominees who has been recognized as a 2021 AAAI Fellow.
AAAI is pleased to welcome Dr. Helmert to the Fellows program in recognition of his individual technical contributions for the advancement of Artificial Intelligence through his work in theory and practice of automated planning and combinatorial search.
The 2021 Fellows were honoured at a special virtual ceremony during AAAI-21 and will be furthered congratulated in person at the next Fellows Dinner in Vancouver, Canada in 2022!
The 2021 AAAI Fellows
Michael Bowling (University of Alberta and DeepMind, Canada)
For significant contributions to game-playing theory and practice and to machine learning
Ashok Goel (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
For significant contributions to research on cognitive systems, design, and education, and for distinguished leadership and teaching
Malte Helmert (University of Basel, Switzerland)
For significant contributions to the theory and practice of automated planning and combinatorial search
Jörg Hoffmann (Saarland University, Germany)
For significant contributions to AI planning and related areas, particularly in the design and analysis of heuristic functions and other search methods
Ayanna Howard (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
For significant contributions to human-robot interaction and for improving access and equity through artificial intelligence technologies
Odest Chadwicke Jenkins (University of Michigan, USA)
For significant contributions to the field of human-robot interaction and extensive service in broadening participation in artificial intelligence
Hiroaki Kitano (Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., Sony AI Inc. and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School, Japan)
For significant contributions and leadership in robotics, massively parallel AI, and the use of AI for scientific discovery and systems biology
Rada Mihalcea (University of Michigan, USA)
For significant contributions to natural language processing and computational social science
Antonio Torralba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
For significant contributions to scene recognition, large-scale visual datasets, and transfer learning
Holly Yanco (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
For foundational contributions to the field of human-robot interaction and for exceptional leadership in education and broadening participation
About the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence, and to increase public understanding of the field. For more information, please visit https://www.aaai.org/.
The Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science brings together researchers, practitioners and other parties interested in the subjects of artificial intelligence and cognitive science (AI/CO). SGAICO pursues the goal of promoting intelligent technologies for innovation in our society. It provides a platform for exchange on AI/CO between industry and universities.
For more information and to become a member, please visit the SGAICO contact page