June 23, 2000
Computer Science Department
University of California, Los Angeles
4532 Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, California 90024-1301
I am delighted to inform you that you have been selected as the
recipient of the 2000 AAAI Classic Paper Award. This award was
established in 1999 to honor the author(s) of paper(s) deemed most
influential, chosen from a specific conference year. The 2000 award
is being given to the most influential paper(s) from the Second
National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in 1982 at
Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As the author of
"Reverend Bayes on Inference Engines: A Distributed Hierarchical Approach,"
being honored for revolutionizing uncertain reasoning through the
introduction of efficient Bayesian inference methods.
The award, which includes a $2,500 prize, will be presented at
AAAI-2000 in Austin, Texas at 8:45 am on Tuesday, August 1, just
prior to the presidential address.
I hope to see you in Austin so that I can personally congratulate you
at that time.
David L. Waltz
AAAI Awards Committee Chair
Past President, AAAI