Stuart Russell -- Biography
Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of
California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in
Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI and the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public. He is
a recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, the IJCAI Research Excellence Award, and the ACM Allen Newell Award.
From 2012-14 he held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. In 2021
he received the OBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and gave the
BBC Reith Lectures. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, an
Andrew Carnegie Fellow, an AI2050 Senior Fellow, and a Fellow of AAAI, ACM, and AAAS.
His book "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig) is
the standard text in AI, used in over 1500 universities in 135
countries. His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial
intelligence, with a current emphasis on the long-term future of
artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity. He has
developed a new global seismic monitoring system for the
nuclear-test-ban treaty and is currently working to ban lethal