Biographical Information for Dana Nau

Last updated October 17, 2023

A Brief Professional Bio

Dana Nau is a Professor at the University of Maryland, in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Systems Research. He has about 400 refereed publications, mainly on topics related to AI. Some of his accomplishments include the discovery of "pathological" game trees in which deeper lookahead produces worse decisions; the AI planning and game-tree search algorithm that won the 1997 world championship of computer bridge; the AI planning systems SHOP, SHOP2, and Pyhop; two graduate-level textbooks, Automated Planning: Theory and Practice (2004) and Automated Planning and Acting (2016); and evolutionary game theoretic studies of things that affect human behavioral norms. He is an AAAI Fellow, an ACM Fellow, and an AAAS Fellow.

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