His contributions allow people to work together extra successfully with computer systems.
James Allen, the John H. Dessauer Professor of Pc Science on the University of Rochester, has been named a fellow of the American Affiliation for the Development of Science (AAAS).
AAAS, the world’s largest common scientific society, elects fellows based mostly on distinguished scientific and social efforts to advance science or its functions.
Allen, who can also be affiliate director and a senior researcher on the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, is one in every of 489 fellows chosen this 12 months. He’s being acknowledged for “broad contributions to synthetic intelligence and pure language understanding, together with seminal contributions in temporal logic.”
His contributions embrace PLOW (Process Studying on the Internet), a system that permits a person to show the pc to carry out duties on the internet, and TRIPS (The Rochester Interactive Planning System), an clever planning assistant that interacts with its human supervisor utilizing a mixture of pure language and graphical shows.
Allen joined the Department of Computer Science at Rochester in 1979 as an assistant professor after finishing his PhD in laptop science on the College of Toronto. He served as chair of the division from 1987 to 1990 and obtained the William H. Riker Award for Excellence in Graduate Educating in 1997. He has supervised 34 PhD college students.
Allen is a recipient of a Nationwide Science Basis Presidential Younger Investigator Award. He lately additionally obtained the Herbert Simon Award from the Cognitive Techniques Basis. A fellow of the American Affiliation for Synthetic Intelligence (AAAI) and the Cognitive Science Society, Allen was editor-in-chief of the journal Computational Linguistics from 1983–1993.
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