Prof. Boi Faltings
Director of the AI-Lab at the EPFL
office: INR230 phone: (+41 21) 693-2738/5 fax: (+41 21) 693-5225 e-mail: Boi.Faltings@epfl.ch homepage: http://liawww.epfl.ch/~faltings
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).
- Game-theoretic techniques for information elicitation
- Adaptive software agents and multi-agent systems
- Recommender systems
- Intelligent User Interfaces
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.
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
I&C, Station 14
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
IN (Ecublens), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)