Barbara J. Grosz

Harvard University
Computer scientist; Educator; Research institution staff member
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Computer Sciences

Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Founding dean of science and then dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.  Pioneered the rigorous study of the structure of discourse along with the development of computational models of discourse, and the development of computational models of multi-agent collaboration and their application to human-computer interaction.  Recognized for her role in the establishment and leadership of interdisciplinary institutions and for her contributions to the advancement of women in science.   Member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the Association for Computing Machinery.  Received the 2009 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award and the 2015 IJCAI Award for Research Excellence, AI’s highest honor.

Last Updated