Michalski Receives Prestigious Science Honor

Posted: July 27, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ryszard Michalski, Planning Research Corporation Professor of Information Technology, Computer Science, and Systems Engineering, and director of the Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory, has been elected as a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The appointment is the highest scientific honor that Poland can bestow on a scientist. Michalski will be honored at a ceremony at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C.

Michalski is considered a founder of machine learning, a modern field concerned with developing computational models of learning and knowledge discovery, and is world-renowned for his numerous contributions to this and related areas of artificial and computational intelligence. He is cofounder of Machine Learning Journal and an elected fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

The list of foreign members of the Polish Academy of Sciences includes such names as Niels Bohr, who wrote a theory of the atom and was awarded a Nobel Prize; Linus Pauling, a U.S. chemist and laureate of two Nobel Prizes; Andrey Komogorov, a Russian mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the theory of probability; and Frederic and Irene Joliot-Currie, French physical chemists who were jointly awarded a Nobel Prize for the discovery of artificial radioactivity.

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