ACM SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award

Nineteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
9-13 May 2020, Auckland, New Zealand

ACM SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award 2020

ACM SIGAI, in collaboration with the International Conference on Autonomous Agents, in 2000 has instituted an annual award for excellence in research in the area of autonomous agents. The award is intended to recognize researchers in autonomous agents whose current work is an important influence on the field. The award is an official ACM award, funded by an endowment created by ACM SIGAI from the proceeds of previous Autonomous Agents conferences. Prior to 2014, it was known as the ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Award. Read more about the award at the ACM awards site.

 The selection committee for the ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award is pleased to announce that Professor Munindar Singh is the recipient of the 2020 award. Professor Singh is the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. This award acknowledges his extensive contributions to our understanding of social interaction and autonomy in Artificial Intelligence through his seminal work on interaction protocols, norms, and trust in multiagent systems. This work pioneered new approaches to thinking about sociotechnical systems in a formal and verifiable manner. The broad impact of the work has extended far beyond the agent community to encompass concerns in service-oriented computing, software engineering, and distributed computing. In addition, Professor Singh has served the autonomous agents research community in a variety of roles, including as general chair of AAMAS 2005, a charter member of the editorial board of JAAMAS, and an IFAAMAS Board member.