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Information scientist , computer educator

Aravind Krishna Joshi, Indian Computer educator, information scientist. Guggenheim fellow, 1971-1972. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; member Association Computing Machinery, American Mathematics Society, Sigma Xi.

Background

Joshi, Aravind Krishna was born on August 5, 1929 in Poona, India.

Education

Bachelor in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, University Poona, 1951. D.I.I.Sc. in Communications Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1952. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1958.

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1960. Doctorate (honorary), University Paris 7, 2002.

Career

Research assistant electrical Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1952, Tata Institute Fundamental Research, Bombay, 1953. Professor engineer Radio Corporation American, Camden, New Jersey, 1954-1958. Research assistant, department linguistics University Pa,, Philadelphia, 1958—1961, assistant professor, electrical engineering, 1961—1967, assistant professor, linguistics, 1964—1967, associate professor, electrical engineering, member graduate group in linguistics, 1967—1972, professor, computer and information science, member graduate group in linguistics, 1972—1983, chair, department computer and information science, 1972—1985.

Co-director, cognitive science program University Pennsylvania, 1979—2002, co-director, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, 1990—2002, co-director, National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Research in Cognitive Science, 1991—2002, Henry Salvatori professor computers & cognitive science, since 1983, secondary appointment, department lingusitics, since 1983, secondary appointment, department psychology, since 1983, director, artificial intelligence, since 1983. Associate transformations & discourse analysis project National Science Foundation, since 1958. Consultant Philco Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania, 1962-1963, Western Reserve, since 1964.

Member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1971-1972. Speaker in field.

Achievements

  • Guggenheim fellow, 1971–72Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1976Best Paper Award at the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1987Founding Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 1990IJCAI Award for Research Excellence, 1997Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, 1998Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, 1999First to be awarded the Association for Computational Linguistics Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th anniversary meeting of the ACL, 2002Awarded the Rumelhart Prize, 2003Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science, 2005Doctor honoris causa of mathematical and physical sciences, Charles University in Prague, October 30, 2013S.-Y. Kuroda Prize of the SIG Mathematics of Language of the ACL, 2013On April 21, 2005, Joshi was awarded the Franklin Institute's Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. The Franklin Institute citation states that he was awarded the medal "for his fundamental contributions to our understanding of how language is represented in the mind, and for developing techniques that enable computers to process efficiently the wide range of human languages. These advances have led to new methods for computer translation.".

Works

  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board for peer-reviewed journals, reviewer for peer-reviewed journals. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (appointed Distinguished visitor, 1970), Association Computing Machinery. Member Association for Computational Linguistics (president, 1975, editor, Series in Natural Language Processing, 1983-1994, Lifetime Achievement award, 2002), Lingusitic Society of America, American Mathematics Society, National Science Foundation (member advisory panel for Computer Science and Engineering 1976-1979, member advisory panel for the Division of Information, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems, since 1988), International Joint Committee on Computational Lingusitics (Excellence award, 1997), Cognitive Science Society (David Rumelhart prize, 2003). Permanent member International Committee on Computational Linguistics.

Founding fellow American Association of Artificial Intelligence, 1990 (Best Paper award, National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 1987).

Connections

Married Susan Joshi; children Shyamala and Meera.

spouse:
Susan Joshi