Eric Horvitz

Technical Fellow/Managing Dir
Microsoft

Eric Horvitz is a technical fellow and director of the Microsoft Research lab on Microsoft’s main campus. His interests span theoretical and practical challenges in artificial intelligence. His contributions include fielded applications and services in healthcare, transportation, information retrieval, ecommerce, transportation, and human-computer interaction. He was awarded the Feigenbaum Prize for sustained and high-impact contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. In 2016, he was awarded the ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award for interdisciplinary research at the intersection of AI and the decision sciences. He has been elected fellow of AAAI, AAAS, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering, and has been inducted into the CHI Academy. He has served as president of the AAAI, chair of the AAAS Section on Information, Computing, and Communications, and on committees for the NIH, NSF, CCC, PCAST and DARPA.

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