Daniel Clement Dennett is an American philosopher whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is currently the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and a University Professor at Tufts University.
Marvin Lee Minsky (born August 9, 1927) is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy.
Douglas B. Lenat (born in 1950) is the CEO of Cycorp, Inc. of Austin, Texas, and has been a prominent researcher in artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, knowledge representation, blackboard systems, and "ontological engineering". He has also worked in military simulations and published a critique of conventional random-mutation Darwinism based on his experience with Eurisko. Lenat was one of the original Fellows of the AAAI.
Guy Lewis Steele Jr. , (as in steel), also known as "The Great Quux" and GLS, is an American computer scientist who has played an important role in designing and documenting several computer programming languages.
Edward Albert Feigenbaum is a computer scientist working in the field of artificial intelligence. He is often called the "father of expert systems. " Feigenbaum completed his undergraduate degree, and a Ph.D. , at Carnegie Institute of Technology. In his PhD thesis, carried out under the supervision of Herbert Simon, he developed EPAM, one of the first computer models of how people learn.
Dabbala Rajagopal "Raj" Reddy (born June 13, 1937) is one of the early pioneers in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and served on the faculty of Stanford and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) for over 40 years. He was the founding Director of the Robotics Institute and the Dean of the School of Computer Science (SCS) at CMU.
John McCarthy, is an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist who received the Turing Award in 1971 for his major contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He was responsible for the coining of the term "Artificial Intelligence" in his 1955 proposal for the 1956 Dartmouth Conference and is the inventor of the Lisp programming language.
Jonathan Herbert Schaeffer (born 1957) is a Canadian researcher and professor at the University of Alberta and the Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence. He led the team that wrote Chinook, the world's strongest American checkers player, after some relatively good results in writing computer chess programs. He is currently involved in the University of Alberta GAMES group developing computer poker systems.
Wolfgang Wahlster (born February 2, 1953) is a German Artificial Intelligence researcher. He is CEO and Scientific Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and full professor in computer science at Saarland University, Saarbrücken. He was awarded the Deutscher Zukunftspreis ("German Future Award") in 2001 and is a foreign member of the Class for Engineering Sciences of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2003.
Ken Forbus is Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Education at Northwestern University. He is notable for his work in qualitative process theory, automated sketch understanding and on automated analogical reasoning. He developed the structure mapping engine based on the structure-mapping theory of Dedre Gentner. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Forbus is a frequent collaborator with researchers at Cycorp.
Geoffrey Hinton (December 6, 1947-) is a British born informatician most noted for his work on the mathematics and applications of neural networks, and their relationship to information theory. Hinton graduated from Cambridge in 1970, with a Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology, and from Edinburgh in 1978, with a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. He has worked at Sussex, UCSD, Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon University and University College London.
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence or AAAI is an international, nonprofit, scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.
Rodney Allen Brooks is a professor of robotics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1986 he has authored a series of highly influential papers, which have inaugurated a fundamental shift in artificial intelligence research. Outside the scientific community, Brooks is also known for his appearance in a film featuring him and his work, Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control.
Judea Pearl (Born 1936) is a computer scientist and philosopher, best known for developing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence, in particular through Bayesian networks (see the article on belief propagation), for the formalization of causal reasoning (see the article on causality) and the formalization of Structural equation modeling. He is the father of journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered by militants in Pakistan in 2002.
Ronald J. "Ron" Brachman is currently Vice President of Yahoo! Labs and Research Operations at Yahoo! Labs. He is also the Head of Yahoo!'s Academic Relations organization. Prior to working at Yahoo!, he worked at DARPA as a the Director of the Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO), one of DARPA's eight offices at the time. While at IPTO, he helped develop DARPA's Cognitive Systems research efforts.
Michael I. Jordan is a leading researcher in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Jordan was a prime mover behind popularising Bayesian networks in the machine learning community and is known for pointing out links between machine learning and statistics. Jordan was also prominent in the formalisation of variational methods for approximate inference and the popularisation of the expectation-maximization algorithm in machine learning. Jordan was a student of David E.
Bart Selman is a professor of computer science at Cornell University. He previously was at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has (co-)authored over 90 publications, which have appeared in venues spanning Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and a variety of conferences and journals in AI and Computer Science. He has received five Best Paper Awards.
Aravind Krishana Joshi (अरविन्द कृष्ण जोशी) is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science in the computer science department of the University of Pennsylvania. Joshi defined the tree-adjoining grammar formalism which is often used in computational linguistics and natural language processing. Joshi studied at Pune University and the Indian Institute of Science, where he was awarded a BE in electrical engineering and a DIISc in communication engineering respectively.
Daphne Koller is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient. Her general research area is artificial intelligence. Koller was featured in an article by MIT Technology Review titled "10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change Your World" concerning the topic of Bayesian Machine Learning. Koller completed her Ph.D.
Raymond Reiter (June 12, 1939 – September 16, 2002), was a Canadian computer scientist and logician. He was one of the founders of the field of non-monotonic reasoning with his work on default logic, model-based diagnosis, closed world reasoning, and truth maintenance systems. He also contributed to the situation calculus. He was a fellow of the ACM, the AAAI, and the Royal Society of Canada. He won the IJCAI Award for Research Excellence in 1993.
Patrick John Hayes or Pat Hayes (21 August 1944) is a British computer scientist who lives and works in the United States. As of March 2006, he is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Florida. Pat Hayes has been an active, prolific, and influential figure in Artificial Intelligence for over five decades. He has a reputation for being provocative but also quite humorous.
Joseph Yehuda Halpern is a professor of computer science at Cornell University. Most of his research is on reasoning about knowledge and uncertainty. Halpern graduated in 1975 from University of Toronto with a B.S. in mathematics. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1981 under the supervision of Albert R. Meyer and Gerald Sacks.
Leslie Gabriel Valiant (born 28 March 1949) is a British computer scientist and computational theorist. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge, Imperial College London, and University of Warwick where he received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1974. He started teaching at Harvard University in 1982 and is currently the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.