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Boi Faltings
Getting agents to tell the truth
13.10.2011



Brief bio

Boi Faltings is a full professor of computer science at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),  where he heads the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His main research contributions are in the area of qualitative and case-based reasoning, constraint programming, distributed problem-solving, and recommender systems.  He has co-founded 6 companies in e-commerce and computer security and acted as advisor to several other companies. Prof. Faltings has published over 300 refereed papers and graduated over 25 Ph.D. students, several of which have won national and international awards. Boi Faltings is a fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence. He has served as head of the computer science department from 1996-1998 and as head of the Institute of Core Computing Sciences from 2005-2008. He holds a Diploma from ETH Zurich and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.