Shlomo Zilberstein is Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He also directs the Resource-Bounded Reasoning Lab. He received a B.A. in Computer Science summa cum laude from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Zilberstein's research focuses on the foundations and applications of resource-bounded reasoning techniques, which allow complex systems to make decisions while coping with uncertainty, missing information, and limited computational resources. His research interests include decision theory, reasoning under uncertainty, Markov decision processes, design of autonomous agents, heuristic search, real-time problem solving, principles of meta-reasoning, planning and scheduling, multi-agent systems, automated coordination and communication, information gathering, and reinforcement learning. He has published over 200 refereed papers on these topics. Professor Zilberstein is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. He is a recipient of National Science Foundation RIA (1994), CAREER (1996), and ITR (2002) awards, Best Paper Awards from ECAI (1998), AAMAS (2003), IAT (2005), MSDM (2008), and ICAPS (2010), and the Lady Davis Visiting Professorship at the Technion (2000). He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Associate Editor of and Autonomous Systems and Multi-Agent Systems, and Member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. He served as Chair of the Conference Committee of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference (AAAI-16) and the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference (AAAI-15). He was Program Chair of the Twenty-Fifth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-15), the Ninth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM-06), and the Fourteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-04). He is the former President of ICAPS and a former Councilor of AAAI.

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Shlomo Zilberstein
Professor of Computer Science
Associate Dean for Research and Engagement
College of Information and Computer Sciences

140 Governors Drive
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9264

shlomo@cics.umass.edu