Judea Pearl Biography
Birthday: September 4, 1936 (Virgo)
Born In: Tel Aviv, Israel
Judea Pearl is a noted computer scientist and philosopher, who gained international reputation for his work in the field of artificial intelligence, causality and Bayesian Networks. An Israeli-American, Pearl is recognized as one of the giants in the field of artificial intelligence by fellow UCLA professors. This is primarily because his work revolutionized the understanding of causality in fields of statistics, psychology, medicine and the social sciences. Pearl is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a founding Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. Interested in the philosophy of science, knowledge representation, nonstandard logics, and learning, he came up with a high level cognitive model. His pioneering contribution in the field of artificial intelligence can be matched to none. He has authored more than 350 scientific papers and three books. He has been bestowed with numerous scientific awards and prizes including Association for Computing Machinery A.M. Turing Award, which is the highest distinction in computer engineering.