October 9, 2020 | computer | No Comments
Judea Pearl, chancellor’s professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been recognized with the Classic AI Paper Award given by the AI Journal for his paper “Temporal Constraint Networks” along with coauthors Rina Dechter and Itay Meiri, both of whom were UCLA students at the time of publishing.
This award, Pearl’s second Classic Paper Award, is UCLA’s third; Pearl received his first in 2015 for his paper on Bayesian networks and Rich Korf won in 2016 for his seminal paper in real-time heuristic search over the basic state model considered in AI. Only papers that are “exceptional in their significance and impact” and were published at least 15 calendar years ago in the AI Journal are eligible for the AIJ Classic Paper Award.
In 1990, Pearl, Dechter, and Meiri offered a polynomial time algorithm in their paper to solve a simple problem: finding one or