Recent News & Accomplishments

 2004

Dana Nau 's book Automated Planning: Theory and Practice is the first comprehensive textbook on the subject.  read more
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.  read more
Subbarao Kambhampati , a PhD graduate of our department, has been made a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).  read more
A paper by Arunchandar Vasan and Atif Memon received the best-paper award at the 34th Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2004).  read more
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.  read more
Bill Arbaugh was featured on CBS Evening News in connection with security issues in electronic voting machines.  read more
Bobby Bhattacharjee has been awarded a Sloan Fellowship .  read more
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 .  read more
Pete Stewart has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering , "for the development of numerical algorithms and software widely used in engineering computation."  read more

 2003

In NASA's current Mars mission, the 3D visualization that they used to manage the orientation of the spacecraft was built using Ben Bederson 's open-source Togl tool kit.  read more