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AUTUMN 2005

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Golumbic Elected Israel’s 1st European Fellow

Prof. Martin Golumbic, founding Director of the University’s Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science, has been named a Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), the umbrella organization of all European AI societies. Golumbic is the first Israeli researcher to be so honored.
The awarding of ECCAI Fellow to Golumbic took place during the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 1st.
The prestigious academy of European AI Fellows currently numbers approximately 80 international scholars who have made substantial scientific contributions in the field of artificial intelligence, an interdisciplinary field spanning computer science and cognition.
Prof. Oliviero Stock (Trento Italy), past president of ECCAI who has a close connection with the Caesarea Rothschild Institute, wrote about Golumbic's accomplishments, "Prof. Martin Golumbic has contributed to the development of fundamental research in Artificial Intelligence like few others. I would like to cite his important complexity work on temporal reasoning, graph algorithms, and tolerance graphs. Having him among the ECCAI Fellows will add to the prestige of our organization."
Golumbic came to Israel after holding positions at New York University and Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. He was a research scientist at the IBM Haifa Laboratories for ten years. He joined the University in October 2000 in order to set up its Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science, established by a grant from the Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation.
Golumbic is the founding editor-in-chief of the highly respected journal, Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. He served as chairman of the Israeli Association for Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) from1991-1996 and established the Biennial Israeli Symposium on Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (BISFAI), which he has chaired for the past fifteen years. The computer scientist is also the founder and chair of the International Symposia on AI and Mathematics, held every two years in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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A Look Back at Graduation 2005

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University Honors Five with Honorary Doctorate
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Social Responsibility Reflected in a Wide Pool

New Recanati Lab Dedicated

 

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