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Professor Judea Pearl awarded the Harvey Prize in Science & Technology

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Professor Judea Pearl and Sir Richard Friend of Cambridge University have received the Harvey Prize in Science and Technology for 2011.  

Award commentary: "Through his wide-ranging and keen research, Professor Judea Pearl has laid the theoretical fountains for knowledge representation and reasoning in computer science.  His theories for inference under uncertainty, and most notably the Bayesian network approach, have profoundly influenced diverse fields such as artificial intelligence, statistics, philosophy, health, economics, social sciences, and cognitive sciences.  The Harvey Prize is awarded in recognition of Professor Pearl's foundational work that has touched a multitude of spheres of modern life."