Prof. Milind Tambe from Harvard University, USA delivered an online Distinguished Lecture on “AI for Social Impact: Results from Deployments for Public Health and Conservation” on 13 May 2021. The lecture was organised in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Faculty of Science, HKBU. In the lecture, Prof. Tambe presented key research advances in multiagent reasoning and learning, in particular in computational game theory, restless bandits and influence maximisation in social networks. The lecture was full of constructive interaction and well received.
Prof. Milind Tambe is the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Research in Computation and Society at Harvard University; concurrently, he is also Director of "AI for Social Good" at Google Research India. He is a recipient of the IJCAI John McCarthy Award, ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award from AAMAS, AAAI Robert S Engelmore Memorial Lecture Award, INFORMS Wagner Prize, Rist Prize of the Military Operations Research Society, Columbus Fellowship Foundation Homeland Security Award, over 25 best papers or honorable mentions at conferences such as AAMAS, AAAI, IJCAI and meritorious commendations from agencies such as the US Coast Guard and Los Angeles Airport. Prof. Tambe is a fellow of AAAI and ACM.