The winner of the 2015 inaugural IJCAI John McCarthy Award is Bart Selman, who is being recognized for expanding our understanding of problem complexity and developing new algorithms for efficient inference.

The John McCarthy award is intended to recognize established mid-career
researchers that have built up a major track record of research excellence in
artificial intelligence. Recipients of the award will have made significant
contributions to the research agenda in their area and will have a first-rate
profile of influential research results.