Originally posted on What’s happening at CS&E
Professor Maria Gini was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). The award recognizes one individual each year for their extraordinary service to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) community.
The AAAI officially recognized Prof. Gini “for her outstanding contributions to the field of artificial intelligence through sustained service leading AI societies, journals, and conferences; mentoring colleagues; and working to increase participation of women in AI and computing.”
The award has been given out annually since 1999 to leaders and scholars in the AI field. The AAAI is a nonprofit scientific society that aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence, as well as increase the public’s understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.
Join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in congratulating Prof. Gini for her well deserved recognition as a leader in the AI community.