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Sridhar Mahadevan elected AAAI Fellow

Professor Sridhar Mahadevan has been elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) "for significant contributions to the field of machine learning including pioneering work in robot learning and representation discovery."

Mahadevan's research spans across many areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Currently, he and his students are investigating a new framework "rethinking" AI and ML based on the concept of equilibration. "We are exploring many applications of this framework, including economic models of the next-generation of Internet architectures, new safe, scalable, and reliable reinforcement learning algorithms for solving sequential decision problems, and new methods for learning low-dimensional representations of high-dimensional scientific datasets, such as spectroscopic measurements of rocks on Mars from Curiosity, the rover currently on Mars, and materials from near-Earth asteroids" said Mahadevan.

AAAI celebrated the newly elected Fellows at a dinner during AAAI-14 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in July. The AAAI's Fellows program recognizes individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions--usually over at least a ten-year period--to the field of artificial intelligence. The committee generally selects 5-10 new Fellows each year.

CS alum, Carla Brodley (Ph.D. '94) also was elected to the 2014 class of AAAI Fellows.