Eric Horvitz is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, where he manages the Adaptive Systems and Interaction group. He received his PhD from Stanford University, focusing in his doctoral work on representations and reasoning about time-critical action. His interests include algorithms for inference approximation, control of computation under limited time or memory, and applications of probability and utility to solve problems in automated decision making, human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and operating systems. He is a Councilor of the AAAI, a director of the Association for Uncertainty and Artificial Intelligence, and the editor of the Decisions, Uncertainty, and Computation Area of the Journal of the ACM.
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