AAAI President David L. Waltz presented the three AAAI Awards at AAAI-2000 in Austin, Texas. Each award winner received a certificate and a check for $2500. The 2000 AAAI Classic Paper Award was given to the author of the most influential paper(s) from the Second National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in 1982 at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Awards Committee selected Judea Pearl of the University of California at Los Angeles to receive this Judea Pearl accepts Classic Paper Award at AAAI-2000 in Austin, Texas. Pearl is being honored for revolutionizing uncertain reasoning through the introduction of efficient Bayesian inference methods.
The 2001 Fellows Selection Committee is currently accepting nominations for AAAI fellow. The AAAI Fellows Program is designed to recognize people who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of AI over at least a 10-year period. All regular members in good standing are encouraged to consider nominating a candidate. Two references (at least one from a current AAAI fellow) must accompany nominations. For further information about the Fellows Program or to receive nomination and reference forms, please contact AAAI at 650-328- 3123; by fax at 650-321-4457; or by email at email@example.com.