Yoav Shoham

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Yoav Shoham
Born 22 January 1956 (1956-01-22) (age 60)
Residence United States
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Stanford University
Alma mater Yale University
Doctoral advisor Drew McDermott

Yoav Shoham (Hebrew: יואב שהם‎‎; born 22 January 1956) is a computer scientist at Stanford University.[1] He received his Ph.D. at Yale University in 1987.[2] Shoham co-teaches a popular game theory course on Coursera.org,[3] along with Matthew O. Jackson and Kevin Leyton-Brown and Advanced game theory on Stanford-online.[4] He is also a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI),[5] and a charter member of the Game Theory Society (GTS).[6] He is a co-winner of the 2012 ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award for "fundamental contributions at the intersection of computer science, game theory, and economics, most particularly in multi-agent systems and social coordination (broadly construed), which have yielded major contributions to all three disciplines".[7]

Shoham's recent work is concerned with game theoretic questions in multiagent systems. Earlier, he worked on temporal reasoning, nonmonotonic logics and theories of commonsense.

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  1. ^ "Yoav Shoham's Home Page". Robotics.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  2. ^ "The Mathematics Genealogy Project - Yoav Shoham". Genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Game Theory Online". Game-theory-class.org. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Game Theory II". Stanford-online. Retrieved 2013-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Elected AAAI Fellows". Aaai.org. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Yoav Shoham's Bio". Robotics.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  7. ^ ACM awards, retrieved on March 30, 2015.

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