Congratulations to our very own Daniel Lee for being elected as an AAAI Fellow for significant contributions to machine learning and robotics, including algorithms for perception, planning, and motor control!
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence's Fellows program was started in 1990 to recognize individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions---usually over at least a ten-year period — to the field of artificial intelligence.
In February of each year, the AAAI membership nominates individuals whom they consider to have achieved unusual distinction in the field. These nominations are then considered by the Fellows Selection Committee, comprising 9 AAAI Fellows who are current members of AAAI and chaired by the immediate Past President of AAAI. The committee generally selects 5–10 new Fellows each year. Fellows' accomplishments range from pioneering advances in the theory of artificial intelligence, to unusual accomplishments in artificial intelligence technology and AI applications. Leadership in the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence or similar scientific organizations that promote the advancement of artifical intelligence through educational programs and support of forums for the exchange of ideas also plays a role in the selection process.