The ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award: Yoav Shoham
The IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award: Radu Jurca

The conference additionally issues the following awards:

IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award
Pragnesh Jay Modi Best Student Paper Award
Best Paper Award
Best Industry Track Paper
Best Demos
   Best Academic Software Demo
   Best Industrial Software Demo
   Best Robotic Demo
Best Senior Program Committee member
Best Program Committee member

 

 
 

The ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award

The 2008 ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award recipient is Yoav Shoham .

Yoav Shoham is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University , where he has been since receiving his PhD in Computer Science from Yale University in 1987 and spending an abbreviated post-doctoral position at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He has worked in various areas of AI, including temporal reasoning, nonmonotonic logics and theories of commonsense. Shoham's interest in recent years has been multiagent systems, and in particular the interaction between computer science and game theory. Shoham is a Fellow of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and charter member of the International Game Theory Society. He is an author of four books, an editor of one, and an author of numerous articles. He is also a founder of several successful e-commerce software companies.

He will be presenting a plenary talk entitled Computer Science and Game Theory

Abstract:
Game theory has been playing an increasingly visible role in computer science, in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence, theory, distributed systems, and other areas. I take stock of where most of the action has been in the past decade or so, and suggest that going forward, the most dramatic interaction between computer science and game theory could be around what might be called game theory pragmatics.

 

 
 

The IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award

 

The 2008 IFAAMAS Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award recipient is Radu Jurca for the dissertation entitled Truthful Reputation Mechanisms for Online Systems.

 

 
     
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