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Henry Kautz is serving as  Division Director for Information & Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the National Science Foundation.  He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and was the founding director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science and at the University of Rochester. He been a researcher at AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, and a full professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 2010, he was elected President of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and in 2016 was elected Chair of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section on Information, Computing, and Communication. His interdisciplinary research includes practical algorithms for solving worst-case intractable problems in logical and probabilistic reasoning; models for inferring human behavior from sensor data; pervasive healthcare applications of AI; and social media analyics. He is the recipient of the 2018 ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award for  career contributions that have breadth within computer science and that bridge computer science and other disciplines.

NSF email: hkautz@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-2606
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2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
UR email: henry.kautz@gmail.com
Phone: (585) 275-5671 (main office)
Department of Computer Science
University of Rochester Box 270226
Rochester, NY 14627
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