Returning to Stanford was a homecoming for me, since in 1993 I completed my PhD at Stanford. In between, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley. Before that, I did my masters and undergraduate degrees at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
- September 2006 – present:
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
- September 2001 – September 2006:
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
- September 1995 – September 2001:
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
- October 1993 – August 1995:
Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley
with Professor Stuart Russell
- Ph.D Computer Science, Stanford University 1989-1993
Dissertation: From Knowledge to Belief
Advisor: Professor Joseph Y. Halpern
- M.Sc. Computer Science, summa cum laude
Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1985-1986
Dissertation: Token Survival – Resilient Token Algorithms
Advisor: Professor Danny Dolev
- B.Sc. Mathematics & Computer Science, cum laude
Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1982-1985
Awards and Honors
- ACM/Infosys Award, 2008.
- MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 2004.
- Appointed Oswald G. Villard Fellow for Undergraduate Teaching, Stanford University, 2004.
- Elected Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2004.
- IJCAI 2001 Computers and Thought Award. If you want to see a version of my talk (without the animations) click here. (I’m sorry to say that some of the slides only show up well on advanced versions of Internet Explorer.)
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 1999. (I got to visit the White House when I got this award
- Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1999.
- Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, 1996
- Arthur L. Samuel Award for best thesis in the Computer Science Department, Stanford University, 1994
- University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1993–1995
- Rothschild Graduate Fellowship, 1989-1990