IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine has named Ariel Procaccia, assistant professor of computer science, as one of "AI's 10 to Watch." The list, compiled every two years, includes researchers who have completed their doctoral work in the past five years and who already have made impressive research contributions.
Procaccia, who joined the Computer Science Department in 2011, has a PhD in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was subsequently a postdoc at Microsoft Israel R&D Center and at Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His studies in artificial intelligence focus on the use of social choice theory and game theory for resource allocation and collective decisionmaking.
He is a recipient of the Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award (2009), a Rothschild postdoctoral fellowship (2009), an inaugural Yahoo Academic Career Enhancement Award (2011), and a TARK best paper award (2011). He is currently the editor of ACM SIGecom Exchanges and an associate editor of the Journal of AI Research (JAIR) and Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS).
IEEE Intelligent Systems sought nominations from all subfields of AI. "The group nominated this year was particularly strong," said Daniel Zeng, editor-in-chief. "It has been a struggle to choose the best of the best. In the end, the top 10 surfaced with unanimous support from the advisory and editorial boards."