Dana Nau is a Professor at the University of Maryland, in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Systems Research. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Missouri S&T (then University of Missouri-Rolla) in 1974, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University in 1979.
Dr. Nau does research in artificial intelligence, especially automated planning and game theory. He has more than 300 refereed technical publications, has chaired ICAPS and several other major conferences, and has been on the editorial boards of JAIR, ACM TIST, and several other major journals. Some of his best-known accomplishments include—