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Barbara Grosz Honored with 2017 ACL Lifetime Achievement Award.

AAAI congratulates AAAI Past President Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, on her recent selection for the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). The award recognizes the work of a researcher who has made sustained and impactful contributions to the field of Computational Linguistics/Natural Language Processing (CL/NLP).

Grosz has made seminal contributions to the fields of natural language processing and multi-agent systems. She established the research field of computational modeling of discourse, and developed some of the earliest computer dialogue systems. Grosz's work on models of collaboration helped establish that field and has provided the framework for several collaborative multiagent and human-computer interface systems. Her current research focuses on exploring ways collaborative multiagent systems, collaborative interfaces and natural-language processing methods can enhance medical care and education.

Grosz received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Cornell University and her Master's and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Harvard as Professor in 1986, she held positions at SRI International and Stanford University. She has also held visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Brown University.

Grosz is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of AAAI, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a corresponding fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Title Annotation:AAAI News
Publication:AI Magazine
Date:Sep 22, 2017
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