Recent News & Accomplishments
Lee Spector, a PhD graduate of our department, has been made a Fellow of theInternational Society for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, and was one of two gold-medal winners in the GECCO-2004 Human Competitive Results contest.
Aravind Srinivasan and Nan Wang are two of the authors of a Nature article on disease outbreaks that has been featured in Reuters , the International Herald Tribune , MSNBC , and elsewhere.
Kavita Khurana, a Computer Science/Business undergraduate, has received a 2004 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship .
Dana Nau 's book Automated Planning: Theory and Practice is the first comprehensive textbook on the subject.
A paper by Arunchandar Vasan and Atif Memon received the best-paper award at the 34th Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004).
Subbarao Kambhampati , a PhD graduate of our department, has been made a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
In NIST's 2004 Document Understanding Conference ,computer systems built by Bonnie Dorr 's team (for single-document summaries) and Dianne O'Leary 's team (for multi-document summaries) each ranked number 1, scoring higher than humans in some cases.
The OWL web ontology language, derived from the SHOE language developed by Jim Hendler and colleagues, has been endorsed by the more than 400 companies in the W3C .
Pete Stewart has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering , "for the development of numerical algorithms and software widely used in engineering computation."
Bobby Bhattacharjee has been awarded a Sloan Fellowship .