Stuart Russell received his BA with first-class honors in Physics from Oxford in 1982, his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford in 1986, and then joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Professor (and former Chair) of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and holds the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering. He is a Fellow of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), and AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science); and winner of the Computers and Thought Award and the ACM Karl Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. From 2012 to 2014 he held the Blaise Pascal Chair and the Senior Chair of Excellence of the ANR (French National Research Agency) in Paris. His book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI; it has been translated into thirteen languages and is used in over 1300 universities in 116 countries.
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