Elsevier Announces New Co-Editor-in-Chief for Artificial Intelligence

By Elsevier, PRNE
Monday, March 7, 2011

Rina Dechter of the University of California succeeds Raymond Perrault

AMSTERDAM, March 8, 2011 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, is pleased to announce that Professor Rina
of the University of California, Irvine, has accepted to join
Professor Tony Cohn of the University of Leeds as Co-Editor-in-Chief of
Artificial Intelligence (www.elsevier.com/locate/artint). She succeeds
Dr. Raymond Perrault of SRI International in that position.

Rina Dechter received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University
of California, Los Angeles
, and is a professor of computer science at the
University of California, Irvine. Her research centers on computational
aspects of automated reasoning and knowledge representation including search,
constraint processing and probabilistic reasoning. She has authored more than
100 research papers and the book Constraint Processing, published by Morgan
in 2003. She is a Fellow of the American Association of Artificial
Intelligence since 1994, was a Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Science Fellow
in 2005-2006 and received the 2007 Association of Constraint Programming
(ACP) Research Excellence Award.

Professor Dechter expressed her appreciation of the contributions of her
predecessor, Dr. Perrault, whose two terms as Co-Editor-in-Chief had profound
and positive effects on the journal. "My own goals as Co-Editor-in-Chief are
to continue and improve the journal along the trajectory introduced by Dr
Perrault and Professor Cohn," she said. "I hope to achieve these goals by
maintaining the journal's high scientific standards, by facilitating timely
and informed review process, by broadening its scope and by promoting the
AIJ sponsorship scheme in which Editorial Board funds are distributed for
the benefit of the Artificial Intelligence community."

About Artificial Intelligence

Since commencing publication in 1970, Artificial Intelligence has become
the generally accepted premier publication venue in the field. The journal
reports on mature research involving computational accounts of aspects of
intelligence, delivering new Artificial Intelligence (AI) research results,
and new effective ways of looking at AI problems. Artificial Intelligence
covers a wide variety of specialist areas. This way, the journal provides a
comprehensive and cutting edge overview of the field, including novel
applications of AI in many domains.

See www.elsevier.com/locate/artint for a full overview of the
journal, including a new and updated Aims and Scope.

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