As reported in the Cornell Chronicle, Carla P. Gomes, the Ronald and Antonia Nielsen Professor of Computing and Information Science and the Director of the Institute for Computational Sustainability, is the recipient of the 2021 Feigenbaum Prize, given by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
The prize is awarded biennially to recognize and encourage outstanding AI research advances made by using experimental methods of computer science. The “laboratories” for the experimental work are real-world domains, where the power of the research results are demonstrated.
The Feigenbaum Prize—with a cash award provided by the Feigenbaum Nii Foundation and administered by AAAI—may be given for a sustained record of high-impact foundational contributions to experimental AI research, or to reward singular remarkable innovation and achievement in experimental AI research.
And, indeed, the award specifies its acknowledgment of Gomes' "high-impact contributions to the field of artificial intelligence through innovations in constraint reasoning, optimization, the integration of reasoning and learning, and through founding the field of Computational Sustainability with impactful AI applications in ecology, species conservation, environmental sustainability, and materials discovery for clean energy."
Read more at the Chronicle.