/ Jana Völker
Malte Helmert elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Malte Helmert from the University of Basel was elected a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), founded in 1979, is dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. Every year the AAAI appoints a small group of selected members as Fellows for life. This honor is given to researchers who have made significant and sustainable contributions in the field of artificial intelligence. Among the ten honorees appointed this year is Malte Helmert from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Basel. He was selected for his significant contributions to the theory and practice of automated planning and combinatorial search.
Since 2011, Helmert has been a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Basel, where he leads the Artificial Intelligence research group and has mainly focused his research on intelligent problem solving, particularly on the area of automated planning.