For Immediate Release
AAAI Announces First Class of Senior Members
September 1, 2011
8:00 AM Pacific Time
Menlo Park, Calif.
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) awarded Senior Member status to nine distinguished AAAI members at the recent 25th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in San Francisco, California, August 7-11. Senior Member status was established to recognize AAAI members who have achieved significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence. To be eligible for nomination for Senior Member, a candidate must have been active in the professional arena for at least ten years and a consecutive member of AAAI for at least five years.
AAAI congratulates the new Senior Members:
- Marie desJardins (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
- Hans W. Guesgen (Massey University)
- Tad H. Hogg (Institute for Molecular Manufacturing)
- Diane J. Litman (University of Pittsburgh)
- João Pavão Martins (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
- Leora Morgenstern (SAIC)
- Ted E. Senator (SAIC)
- Ramasamy Uthurusamy (General Motors)
- Holly Yanco (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) (www.aaai.org) is a nonprofit scientific membership society devoted to advancing the science and practice of AI. Its mission is to: (1) advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying intelligent thought and behavior, (2) facilitate their embodiment in machines, (3) serve as an information resource for research planners and the general public concerning trends in AI, and (4) offer training for the current and coming generations of AI researchers and practitioners. The Association sponsors a number of conferences and workshops each year.
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