A Pakistani researcher, Haris Aziz, has managed to get his name in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s (IEEE) “AI’s 10 to Watch”. The list was published in IEEE’s Intelligent System’s Magazine.
According to the IEEE’s official statement, “AI’s 10 to Watch” acknowledges the top 10 researchers and professionals in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
AI’s 10 to Watch
The list features young scientists from across the globe. The criteria to be named in the list requires the candidates to have completed their doctoral degree (Ph.D) within the past five years. The candidates should also have worked and made notable contributions to AI research. IEEE Intelligent Systems publishes the list after every two years and Haris Aziz was featured in the Jan-Feb edition of the 2016 issue.
A Profile of Haris Aziz
Haris graduated with a BSc (Honours) in 2003 from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He completed his degree in Computer Science from LUMS. After that, Haris went to the UK and received a degree in MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford. The former LUMS student finally completed his Ph.D in Computer Sciences from the University of Warwick, UK.
The Pakistani scientist currently works as a senior researcher at Data61, one of Australia’s largest data innovation companies. He’s a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney as well.
Haris Aziz was recognized for his research in the field related to computational social choice, an intersection between artificial intelligence and economics. His work consisted of design of preference aggregation algorithms, models and algorithms for cost allocation, mechanics for multi-agent resource allocation, and team formation using tools from cooperative game theory.
If IEEE’s list of emerging scientists in artificial intelligence proves correct, these 10 scientists and researchers could make a noticeable impact in the field over the coming few years.