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Prof. John Laird retires after a 36-year career in artificial intelligence at Michigan

He is the architect of Soar, one of AI’s most enduring general cognitive architectures.

AAAI Best Demonstration Award for developing an AI agent that learns tasks from natural language instructions

From a single training session, Rosie learns to carry out a new task without any further instruction.

Jule Schatz receives WISE Aspire, Advance, Achieve Mentoring Award

Jule is active in teaching and outreach activities to help broaden participation in the field of computer science and engineering.

Nine CSE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The nine students represent a broad range of research areas in the department.

John Laird recognized with prestigious College award for major contributions to AI and CS education

This award is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member by the College.

Recognizing a lifetime of achievement in cognitive systems

Laird has been an energetic contributor to AI and cognitive science for over 30 years

Prof. John Laird and CSE Alumna Shiwali Mohan receive award for research on learning in autonomous intelligent agents

The award is for papers that present ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, such as new problems, new application domains, or new methodologies.

Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Elizabeth Mamantov Selected for Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship

John Laird Authors Book on Soar Cognitive Architecture

Professor John E. Laird, the John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering in the EECS Department, has authored a new book entitled "The Soar Cognitive Architecture," which has been published by MIT Press.

Nate Derbinsky Wins Best Poster Award at ICCM

Ph.D. candidate Nate Derbinsky has won the Best Poster Award at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM), which took place April 13 - 15 in Berlin, Germany.

John Laird Named AAAS Fellow

Nate Derbinsky awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship