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Akshat Kumar wins ICAPS 2014 Best Dissertation Award

Akshat Kumar (Ph.D. '13) was selected as the winner of the ICAPS (International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling) 2014 Best Dissertation Award. His dissertation "Exploiting Domain Structure in Multiagent Decision-Theoretic Planning and Reasoning" was completed in 2013. The award was presented at the 24th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling thattook place in Portsmouth, NH in June. Kumar also recently received the UMass Amherst CS Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Dr. Kumar is currently a faculty member at the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University.