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Guide to the Nils John Nilsson Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Nils John Nilsson
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  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0944
    Creator: Nilsson, Nils J., 1933-
    Title: Nils John Nilsson papers
    Dates: 1977-2009
    Physical Description: 21 Linear feet and 4618.24 megabytes
    Summary: Collection pertains to Nilsson's research and teaching and includes correspondence, notes and text for talks, papers, published articles, conference and meeting materials, and AV materials on artificial intelligence.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Cite As

    Nils John Nilsson Papers (SC0944). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Nils John Nilsson

    Nils J. Nilsson, Kumagai Professor of Engineering (Emeritus) in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1958. He spent twenty-three years at the Artificial Intelligence Center of SRI International working on statistical and neural-network approaches to pattern recognition, co-inventing the A* heuristic search algorithm and the STRIPS automatic planning system, directing work on the integrated mobile robot, SHAKEY, and collaborating in the development of the PROSPECTOR expert system. He has published five textbooks on artificial intelligence.
    Professor Nilsson returned to Stanford in 1985 as the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science, a position he held until August 1990. Besides teaching courses on artificial intelligence and on machine learning, he has conducted research on flexible robots that are able to react to dynamic worlds, plan courses of action, and learn from experience. Professor Nilsson served on the editorial boards of the journal Artificial Intelligence and of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research. He was an Area Editor for the Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery. He is a past-president and Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a co-founder of Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.
    Professor Nilsson is a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is a recipient of the IEEE "Neural-Network Pioneer" award, the IJCAI "Research Excellence" award, and the AAAI "Distinguished Service" award.
    From Nilsson's home page at: http://ai.stanford.edu/~nilsson/

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection pertains to Nilsson's research and teaching and includes correspondence, notes and text for talks, papers, published articles, conference and meeting materials, and AV materials on artificial intelligence.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University. Computer Science Dept. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
    Artificial intelligence.
    Robotics.