Stacy Marsella and Jon Gratch Receive Research Award, Give Invited Talk at AAMAS

Published: May 12, 2010
Category: News

Jon Gratch and Stacy Marsella were recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (ACM/SIGART) with the 2010 Autonomous Agents Research Award, an annual award for excellence for researchers influencing the field of autonomous agents.
As part of the honor, the pair gave talks at AAMAS-2010, the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, which took place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in downtown Toronto Canada, on May 10-14 2010. AAMAS is the premier scientific conference for research on autonomous agents and multiagent systems.
In granting the award, the selection committee cited the pair’s significant and sustained contributions in the area of virtual agents in announcing their award. “Their work balances theoretical and engineering achievements, allowing the understanding of the factors and processes underlying how emotion affects behaviors,” they wrote. “They have also proposed a novel way to validate computational models of human emotions.”
Visit the Award Site.
Read ICT’s award announcement.