Alan Bundy Presented with EurAI Distinguished Service Award 2020

[2020] Professor of Automated Reasoning Alan Bundy has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the European Association for Artificial Intelligence for his contribution to the advancement of AI.

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Alan Bundy

The EurAI Distinguished Service Award is presented every two years to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the AI community in Europe. Past recipients of the prestigious award include: Erik Sandewall (University of Linköping, Sweden), Luigia Carlucci Aiello (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy), Ramon Lopez de Mantaras (IIIA-CSIC, Spain), and Wolfgang Bibel (TU Darmstadt, Germany). Bundy received his award at the General Assembly of the European Conference for Artificial Intelligence, which took place at 16:00BST on Sunday 30th August.

The European Association for Artificial Intelligence

The European Association for Artificial Intelligence EurAI (formerly ECCAI) was established in July 1982 as a representative body for the European Artificial Intelligence community. Its aim is to promote the study, research and application of Artificial Intelligence in Europe. The Association is responsible for organising the European Conference on AI (ECAI), which takes place every two years and is widely considered the leading confeence for this field in Europe. ECAI 2020 took place between 29th August and 8th September in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The conference was originally scheduled for June but due to the COVID19 situation it was moved to the end of August and the first week of September. This year the theme of the conference was "Paving the way towards Human-Centric AI". 

About Alan Bundy

Alan Bundy is Professor of Automated Reasoning here at the the School of Informatics. His research interests include: the automation of mathematical reasoning, with applications to reasoning about the correctness of computer software and hardware; and the automatic construction, analysis and evolution of representations of knowledge. His research combines artificial intelligence with theoretical computer science and applies this to practical problems in the development and maintenance of computing systems. He is the author of over 300 publications and has held over 60 research grants.

He is a fellow of several academic societies, including the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB). His awards include the IJCAI Research Excellence Award (2007), the CADE Herbrand Award (2007) and a CBE (2012). He was: Edinburgh's founding Head of Informatics (1998-2001); founding Convener of UKCRC (2000-05); and a Vice President and Trustee of the British Computer Society with special responsibility for the Academy of Computing (2010-12). He was also a member of: the Hewlett-Packard Research Board (1989-91); the ITEC Foresight Panel (1994-96); both the 2001 and 2008 Computer Science RAE panels (1999-2001, 2005-8); and the Scottish Science Advisory Council (2008-12).

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