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UW Recruits Top Faculty in Artificial Intelligence

The new recruits include Carlos Guestrin, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University; Emily Fox and Ben Taskar, both professors at the University of Pennsylvania; and Jeff Heer, a professor at Stanford University.

These are all outstanding computer scientists who will continue the thrust Ed Lazowska began when he was Chair of Computer Science. Ed reached out, creating collaboration both across the campus with other disciplines and across town with the Seattle technology firms molding this city’s future. Ed, of course holds a chair endowed by Bill and Melinda Gates.

Now Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is helping fund the new faculty slots. THAT is the Seattle spirit I admire.

The result can only be described as amazing.  Read more by Kathy Long at the Seattle Times.


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