Judea Pearl
Judea Pearl
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Judea Pearl is a graduate of the Technion, Haifa, and joined the faculty of UCLA in 1969, where he is currently a professor of computer science and statistics and director of the Cognitive Systems laboratory. He is known internationally for his contributions to artificial intelligence, human reasoning, and philosophy of science, primarily through his landmark books in these areas. A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a founding Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Pearl is the recipient of numerous scientific prizes, including the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the Technion's Harvey Prize. and the Benjamin Franklin Medal. Pearl is the father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, which he co-founded to continue Daniel's life-work of dialogue and East-West understanding and to address the root causes of his tragedy. Judea Pearl and his wife Ruth Pearl are co-editors of the book "I am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl" winner of the 2004 National Jewish Book Award. Pearl lectures throughout the United States on topics including: Jewish identity, The prospects of peace in the middle east, and Israel on campus. He writes a monthly column for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and is frequently interviewed on TV and radio stations.