Michael L. Littman joined Brown University's Computer Science Department after ten years (including 3 as chair) at Rutgers University. His research in machine learning examines algorithms for decision making under uncertainty. Littman has earned multiple awards for teaching and his research has been recognized with three best-paper awards on the topics of meta-learning for computer crossword solving, complexity analysis of planning under uncertainty, and algorithms for efficient reinforcement learning. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Machine Learning Research and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. In 2013, he was general chair of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and program co-chair of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference and he served as program co-chair of ICML 2009.
Best Paper Award (with Strehl), International Conference on Tools for Artificial Intelligence, 2004 (``An Empirical Evaluation of Interval Estimation for Markov Decision Processes'').
Teacher of the Year, 2003--2004, Rutgers Computer Science Graduate Student Society.
Invited Alumnus Speaker, Brown University Department of Computer Science, 25th Anniversary Symposium and Celebration Banquet, 2004.
Invited Keynote Speaker, The Seventeenth Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ontario, Canada, 2004.
Honorable Mention (with Goldsmith, Mundhenk), IJCAII-JAIR Best Paper Prize, 2003 (``The Computational Complexity of Probabilistic Planning'').
Winner of ICMAS-00 Trading Agent Competition (for ATTac, with Stone, Singh, Kearns) and the 2003 Trading Agent Competition (for ATTac-01, with Stone, Schapire, McAllester, Csirik).
Distinguished Graduate Award in Academics, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 2002.
Invited Keynote Speaker, Second International Conference on Computers and Games, Hamamatsu, Japan, 2000.
Robert B. Cox Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award, Duke University, 1999.
Best Paper Award (with Keim, Shazeer, Agarwal, Cheves, Fitzgerald, Grosland, Jiang, Pollard, Weinmeister), American Association of Artificial Intelligence, 1999 National Conference (``Proverb: The Probabilistic Cruciverbalist'').
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1997 (``Planning Under Uncertainty in Large Domains'').
Cushman, Fiery Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Frank, Michael Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences