Magazine article AI Magazine

Adele Howe

Magazine article AI Magazine

Adele Howe

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AAAI deeply regrets to report the sad news of Adele Howe's passing on January 20, 2017. Howe, a AAAI Fellow, was a professor of computer science at Colorado State University (CSU), and was named a Professor Laureate in the College of Natural Sciences at CSU in 2010. She attended The University of Pennsylvania and in 1983 received her B.S.E. in computer science and engineering. She then joined ITT's Artificial Intelligence Research Group. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts in 1992. While at the University of Massachusetts she did pioneering work on autonomous agents operating in complex environments, and simulated firefighting in Yellowstone National Park.

Howe's later research focused on autonomous agents, planning systems, human-centered computing, as well as search and combinatorial optimization. One of her many projects was helping to develop the first metacrawler search engine for navigating the web (before there was Google). In 2000 and 2001 she served the United States as a member of the U. …

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