Principles of Intelligence: A Celebration of Colleagues and Collaboration

Principles of Intelligence: A Celebration of Colleagues and Collaboration


This fun, once-in-a-lifetime gathering was a celebration of colleagues and collaborations on Eric Horvitz’ milestone birthday. The event included short talks from Eric’s beloved colleagues and collaborators from over the decades with the goal of celebrating their ideas, collaborations, and contributions that were influenced by, or that resonated with Eric’s pursuit of principles and applications of machine intelligence. The event was organized around the theme of mentorship and collaboration with a goal of bringing together the many interns, postdocs, and PhD advisees who Eric has worked with, mentored, and learned from over the last twenty-five years.

Co-organizers: Ece Kamar and Jure Leskovec

A collage celebrating PhD students, postdocs, and visiting researchers who have worked with Eric.


Friday, August 24, 2018

Time Activity Speaker(s)
9:00 AM-9:15 AM Welcome and opening remarks Rick Rashid
9:15 AM-9:30 AM Keynote Susan Dumais
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Session 1: Learning, decisions, and intelligence Andreas Krause, Dafna Shahaf, Ashish Kapoor, Mohsen Bayati
10:15 AM-10:45 AM Coffee break
10:45 AM-11:30 AM Session 2: Human intellect and AI Edith Law, Haoqi Zhang, Adish Singla, Michael Bernstein, Dan Bohus
11:30 AM-12:15 PM Session 3: Models of cognition Shamsi Iqbal, James Fogarty, Munmun De Choudhury, James Pennebaker
12:15 PM-12:45 PM Panel on AI in the Open World Cathy Wu, Himabindu Lakkaraju, Ece Kamar (moderator), Gireeja Ranade, Andrey Kolobov, Debadeepta Dey
12:45 PM-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM-2:45 PM Session 5: Learning, health and wellness Tim Althoff, Lauren Wilcox, Suchi Saria, Erika Strandberg
2:45 PM-3:30 PM Session 6: Search, retrieval and planetary-scale lens Adam Fourney, Bob West, Doug Downey, Paul Bennett
3:30 PM-4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM-4:30 PM Session 7: Panel on Innovation in the open world Jaime Teevan, Ashutosh Garg, Mehran Sahami, Urszula Chajewska, Jaime Teevan (moderator), Tim Paek
4:30 PM-5:00 PM Remarks by Eric Horvitz and closing by Harry Shum
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Closing reception
6:30 PM-9:30 PM Dinner at Cafe Juanita