Henry Kautz

Henry Kautz

  • Professor Emeritus of Computer Science



Henry Kautz is a professor in the Department of Computer Science. Leadership positions he has held include:

  • Director, Institute for Data Science, University of Rochester (2014-Present)
  • Chair, Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester (2007-2014)
  • Director, Intelligent Systems, Kodak Research (2006-2007)
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Washington (2000-2006)
  • Technology Leader, AT&T Laboratories (1997-2000)
  • Department Head, AT&T Bell Labs (1994-1997)

He served as president of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (2010-2012).  He is a fellow of the AAAS, a fellow of the ACM, and a Fellow of the AAAI. His research in artificial intelligence and pervasive computing has over 20,000 citations, for an h-index of 65 and i10-index of 124.

Research Overview

Henry Kautz's research projects include data mining social media in order to track disease and improve public health; grounded language learning by align text and video; and knowledge representation and reasoning systems that combine logic and probability. He was the Robin & Tim Wentworth Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advance of Science (AAAS).

Research Interests

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Pervasive computing
  • Data science