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Work on Causality Causes Judea Pearl to Win Prize


Judea Pearl

Judea Pearl, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles, and winner of the 2011 ACM Turing Award.

Credit: Reed Hutchinson, UCLA Photographic Services

Humans have always made inferences about causes and effects, sometimes based on scanty information. Many machines do now, too, and Judea Pearl is frequently cited as a cause.  

The computer scientist on Thursday is being named as the latest recipient of the high-prestige Turing Award, which is awarded annually by the Association of Computing Machinery. It comes with a $250,000 prize, provided with financial support from Google and Intel.

From The Wall Street Journal
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