BARBARA J. GROSZ, Harvard University

Barbara Grosz is Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. She was founding dean of science and then dean of Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is known for pioneering research in natural language processing and in theories of multi-agent collaboration and their application to human-computer interaction; and is recognized for her role in the establishment and leadership of interdisciplinary institutions and for her contributions to the advancement of women in science. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the Association for Computing Machinery. She received the 2009 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award and the 2015 IJCAI Award for Research Excellence, AI’s highest honor.


Thur-Fri, Feb. 23-24
    Mt. Holyoke C., South Hadley, MA

Mon-Tue, Feb. 27-28
    Middlebury C., Middlebury, VT

Mon-Tue, March 6-7
    Whitman C., Walla Walla, WA

Mon-Tue, March 27-28
    U. of Georgia, Athens 

Thur-Fri, March 30-31
    Southwestern U., Georgetown, TX

Thur-Fri, May 4-5
    Union C., Schenectady, NY

Thur-Fri, May 18-19
    U. of California, Irvine 


Intelligent Systems:  Design and Ethical Challenges

From the Turing Test to Smart Partners:  "Is Your System Smart Enough to Work with Us?"

View a complete list of Grosz's public lecture topics/classroom discussion subjects. .

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