Prof. Sarit Kraus Received the IJCAI Award for Research Excellence
The Research Excellence award is given to a scientist who has carried out a program of research of consistently high quality throughout their entire career yielding several substantial results.
Prof. Sarit Kraus, of the Department of Computer Science, is the winner of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2023 Award for Research Excellence.
The IJCAI-23 Award for Research Excellence is given to a scientist who has carried out a program of research of consistent high quality throughout an entire career yielding several substantial results. Prof. Kraus was recognized for her pioneering work of the study of interactions among self-interested agents, creating the field of automated negotiation, and developing methods for coalition formation and teamwork, both as formal models and real-world implementations.
Prof. Kraus was awarded the honor upon recommendation by the IJCAI-23 Awards Selection Committee, which was comprised this year of members from Austria, the United States, Hong Kong, Belgium, and Australia.
Prof. Kraus' research focuses on intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, and understanding how intelligent agents that can interact proficiently with people can best be created. Her research studies build on methods and algorithms from Machine Learning, Decision Theory and Game Theory, non-classical logic, optimization under uncertainty and psychology.
Prof. Kraus' application domains have included physical security, intelligent cars, human training, recommendation systems, automated negotiations and mediation, virtual humans and rehabilitation.
Prof. Kraus is also the recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, ACM SIGART Agents Research Award, ACM Athena Lecturer, and the EMET Prize, and was twice the winner of the IFAAMAS influential paper award. She is AAAI, EurAI and ACM fellow and a recipient of the advanced ERC grant. She is a member of The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.