March 5, 2024: General Meeting & Luncheon featuring Dr. Bill Swartout

DR. BILL SWARTOUT
Professor in the Computer Science Department at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Co-Director of USC’s Center for Generative AI and Society
General Meeting & Luncheon

In 2009, Dr. Swartout received the Robert Engelmore Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for seminal contributions to knowledge-based systems and explanation, groundbreaking research on virtual human technologies and their applications, and outstanding service to the artificial intelligence community. Dr. Swartout is a Fellow of the AAAI, has served on their Board of Councilors and is past chair of the Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has been involved in cutting edge research and development of artificial intelligence systems throughout his career.

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William Swartout is a research professor in the Computer Science Department at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, providing overall direction to the institute’s research. Swartout was also recently named Co-Director of USC’s Center for Generative AI and Society.

In 2009, Swartout received the Robert Engelmore Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for seminal contributions to knowledge-based systems and explanation, groundbreaking research on virtual human technologies and their applications, and outstanding service to the artificial intelligence community. Swartout is a Fellow of the AAAI, has served on their Board of Councilors and is past chair of the Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

He has served as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the Board on Army Science and Technology of the National Academies and the JFCOM Transformation Advisory Group. Prior to helping found the ICT in 1999, Swartout was the Director of the Intelligent Systems Division at the USC Information Sciences Institute.

He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in computer science from MIT and his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Swartout has been involved in cutting edge research and development of artificial intelligence systems throughout his career.