Stefano Ermon, assistant professor of computer science, received the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) Computers and Thought Award for his foundational work in probabilistic reasoning, machine learning and decision-making and its range of applications in areas with broad societal impact.
Ermon’s research focuses on developing probabilistic reasoning and machine learning methods to address large-scale problems. Combining research on the foundations of artificial intelligence and machine learning with applications in science and engineering, he explores the intersection of machine learning, data science and policy to develop sustainable solutions to environmental, economic and social concerns around the world.
Since its establishment in 1971, the Computers and Thought Award has been awarded to several Stanford faculty members and is considered the premier award for artificial intelligence researchers under the age of 35. Ermon joins a network of highly esteemed colleagues in this accomplishment.