Inderjit Dhillon, Gottesman Family Centennial Professor in Computer Science and a member of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
The AAAI is an international scientific society devoted to the promotion of research in and responsible use of artificial intelligence. Founded in 1990, the AAAI's Fellows program annually recognizes a handful of individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field.
The Fellows' accomplishments range from pioneering advances in the theory of artificial intelligence to unusual accomplishments in artificial intelligence technology and AI applications. For his significant contributions to machine learning and large-scale data analysis, Dhillon was one of only ten individuals nominated for this honor.
Inderjit Dhillon holds faculty appointments in computer science and mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is also the director of the Center for Big Data Analytics at the Oden Institute. His main research interests are in big data, machine learning, network analysis, linear algebra and optimization.
Other honors and awards that Dhillon has received include the ICES Distinguished Research Award, the SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize, the Moncrief Grand Challenge Award, the SIAM Linear Algebra Prize, the University Research Excellence Award and an NSF CAREER Award. He has also been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Cross-posted from Texas Science News
Written by Rebecca Riley