Toby Walsh

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Toby Walsh
Toby Walsh, portrait.jpg
Born 1964
Residence Sydney, Australia
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge
Scientific career
Fields Artificial Intelligence, Automated reasoning
Institutions University of New South Wales and Data61, (formerly NICTA)
Doctoral advisor Alan Bundy

Toby Walsh FAA[1] is a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of New South Wales[2] and Data61 (formerly NICTA[3]). He has served as Scientific Director of NICTA, Australia's centre of excellence for ICT research. He is noted for his work in constraint programming and propositional satisfiability. He currently serves on the Executive Council on the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.[4]

He received an M.A. degree in theoretical physics and mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. He has held research positions in Australia, England, Ireland, Italy France, Germany, Scotland, and Sweden. He has been Editor-in-Chief[5] of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, and of AI Communications. He was chaired several conferences in the area of artificial intelligence including the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.[6] He is Editor of the Handbook of Constraint Programming,[7] and of the Handbook of Satisfiability.[8]

In 2015, he helped release an open letter[9] calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons that attracted over 20,000 signatures. He later gave a talk at TEDxBerlin on this topic.[10]

Honors and award[edit]

In 2016, he was elected to the Australian Academy of Science.[11]

In 2014, he won a Humboldt Prize.[12]

In 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence [13] for "significant and sustained contributions to automated deduction and constraint programming, and for extraordinary service to the AI community".

In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence [14] in recognition of "significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence".


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