Magazine article AI Magazine

Barbara Grosz Named Dean of Radcliffe Institute

Magazine article AI Magazine

Barbara Grosz Named Dean of Radcliffe Institute

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We congratulate Barbara J. Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and past president of AAAI, on her appointment as the dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Grosz has served as interim dean of the Radcliffe Institute since July 1, 2007, and earlier served as Radcliffe's first dean of science from 2001 to 2007.

Grosz has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 1986, first as Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and currently (since 2001) as Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences. She is widely known for her contributions to artificial intelligence, especially in the areas of natural-language processing and multiagent systems. She developed some of the earliest computer dialogue systems, and established the research field of computational modeling of discourse. Her research on models of collaboration has provided the framework for several collaborative multi-agent systems and human-computer interface systems.

A leader in efforts to increase the participation of women in science, Grosz in 2005 chaired Harvard's Task Force on Women in Science and Engineering, which analyzed and recommended ways to build and sustain the pipeline of women pursuing academic careers in science, from undergraduate studies to graduate and postdoctoral work to advancement through faculty ranks. …

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