Forget the hype about a national football champion, the big winner of the "Symbol of the Year" award is the equal sign. One of my favorite symbols, I was definitely influenced by Lusk and Overbeek's paper on equality reasoning. And I always thought it was cool that the equal sign has unicode number 3D. See Tania Lombrozo's great writeup on this year's big winner.
For Canon fans, you might find this exciting. A photographer was using this lens. I assert that the black stripes of the focus and zoom rings are the wrong width and placement to be either the 70-200 or the 100-400; therefore I speculate this is a prototype of the long-rumored 100-400 II.
- Research Director, 2001 - present
- SunSenior Scientist, 1991 - 1994
- HarlequinChief Designer, 1994 - 1996
- JungleeChief Scientist, 1996 - 1998
- NASADivision Chief, 1998 - 2001
Peter Norvig is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery. At Google Inc he was Director of Search Quality, responsible for the core web search algorithms from 2002-2005, and has been Director of Research from 2005 on.
Previously he was the head of the Computational Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001. He has served as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a research faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley Computer Science Department, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1986 and the distinguished alumni award in 2006. He has over fifty publications in Computer Science, concentrating on Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Software Engineering, including the booksArtificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (the leading textbook in the field), Paradigms of AI Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp, Verbmobil: A Translation System for Face-to-Face Dialog, and Intelligent Help Systems for UNIX. He is also the author of the Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation and the world's longest palindromic sentence.
- BrownApplied Math, 1974 - 1978
- BerkeleyComputer Science, 1980 - 1985