Prof. Boi Faltings
Director of the AI-Lab at the EPFL

office: INR230
phone: (+41 21) 693-2738/5
fax: (+41 21) 693-5225

Current Activities and Interests

I am the founder and director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and a professor in the EPFL Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences. My research interest is in Artificial Intelligence, in particular in the following areas:
Besides teaching and research at EPFL, I serve or served the AI community as associate editor of several journals, in particular the AI Journal (2000-2008), JAIR (2004-2007), Annals of AI and Mathematics (2008-2011), ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (2010-2012), ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (2012-today), ACM Transactions on Social Computing (2016-), and as member of editorial boards (AI Communications, AI Magazine, Constraints, and others). I also regularly participate in conference committees (IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, and others) and have been program (co-)chair of several workshops and conferences, including ACM EC (2012), AAAI (senior member track, 2010 and 2013), CSCLP (2004), 2nd and 7th IEEE/ACM Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (2003 and 2008), 2nd PAIS (2002), 7th International Symposium on AI and Mathematics (2002), and the IFIP Conference on Intelligent Information Systems (2000).

Selected publications by topic

My publications at the LIA

How to write a review (invited presentation at STAIRS 2004)

Curriculum Vitae

Short Biography

I obtained my undergraduate degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH) in 1983 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1987. From 1987 to 1993, I have been professeur extraordinaire at EPFL. Since 1993, I am full professor and have served as head of the computer science department from 1996-1998. In 1997, I co-founded Iconomic Systems SA, and served as chief scientist until it was sold to i:FAO in 2001. I continued as chief scientist of i:FAO in 2001 and 2002. In 2004, I co-founded NexThink SA and in 2008, I co-founded Prediggo SA, both spinoffs from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. From 2004-2008, I was head of the Institute for Core Computing Sciences at EPFL. From 2007 onwards, I am the computer science member of the executive committee of the Nanotera program. From 2013-2016, I was director of the EPFL Social Media Lab. From 2014-2017, I am member of the AAAI executive council.

Postal address:

Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
I&C, Station 14
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
IN (Ecublens), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

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