Milind Tambe, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), will be awarded the Feigenbaum Prize at the 37th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference later this month. The Feigenbaum Prize, awarded biennially, recognizes outstanding artificial intelligence research that combines experimental computer science methods with real-world applications.
Tambe is the director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society and Teamcore Research Group on Agents and Multiagent Systems. His lab has sought to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning in a wide range of areas, including conservation efforts in Cambodia, maternal health NGOs in India, and HIV prevention in high-risk communities.
"I'm quite honored to receive this award from the AAAI,” Tambe said. “Using artificial intelligence to address global challenges is the entire focus of my lab, and to have that work recognized by one of the leading AI research organizations in the world is extremely gratifying. I'm extremely grateful to my current and former students, and our fantastic collaborators in government and non-government agencies. Through our students and collaborators, our lab is always seeking new applications and areas where AI can be of benefit."
Tambe joined SEAS in 2019 following 25 years in the computer science department of the University of Southern California. He earned a master’s degree in computer science at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, in India, and Ph.D. in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.
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