Every few years, IEEE Intelligent Systems recognizes 10 young stars in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Every two years, IEEE Intelligent Systems comes out with a list of “AI’s 10 to Watch” where it celebrates these 10 young stars.
The criteria for selecting these gifted researchers is that they must have all completed their doctoral work within the past five years, must have of course made a remarkable contribution in their research and have made an impact on the research literature (sometimes in real-world practical applications too); all this despite the fact that they are relatively new comers in their career.
Haris Aziz, an Amazing Mind
This year, IEEE Intelligent Systems has recognized Mr. Haris Aziz’s work and has named him among their “AIs 10 to watch” list.
Mr. Haris Aziz is a Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) alumnus who graduated from their BSc Computer Science (Honors) program in 2003.
After passing out from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Haris went on to get an MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford and, following that, a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick.
Mr. Haris Aziz was nominated and made the final list based on his research work in the rapidly progressing field of computational social choice. The research delves into an intersection between economics and artificial intelligence.
According to the LUMS website “Haris was cited for his research at the intersection of economics and artificial intelligence, especially in a rapidly developing field called computational social choice. He was recognized for his work on the design of preference aggregation algorithms; mechanisms for multi-agent resource allocation; and models and algorithms for cost allocation and team formation using tools from cooperative game theory.”
Mr. Haris Aziz is also an invited fellow of the Centre for Policy and Market Design, University of Technology Sydney, and was an invited professor at University Paris Dauphine.
At present, this brilliant Pakistani mind is working as a senior researcher at Data61. Data61 is Australia’s largest data innovation group. In addition to this, Mr. Aziz also serves as a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
IEEE Intelligent Systems – What’s That?
IEEE Intelligent Systems is a publication of the IEEE Computer Society. The journal is published bimonthly and provides cutting edge articles on the theory and applications of systems that perceive, reason, learn, and act intelligently. What makes the IEEE Intelligent Systems journal unique and its articles relevant and authentic is that they are all peer-reviewed.
The editorial staff team up with authors to create and publish technically accurate, timely, useful, and readable articles. The aim of the team is to come up with consistent and valuable editorial product.
The magazine caters to systems designers, software engineers, knowledge engineers, researchers, information managers and professionals in fields such as finance, medicine, defense, manufacturing and the sciences.
Just recently we heard about Dr. Nergis Mavalvala, the Pakistani Born scientist who is a Part of Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Team that Discovered Gravitational Waves and now Mr. Haris Aziz has his claim to fame.
This just goes to show the talent and amazing minds that our country is capable of garnering. Thank you, Mr. Haris and Dr. Nergis for proving that we Pakistani’s are second to none.