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August 15, 2013

Young Named Senior Member of AAAI

Congratulations to Dr. R. Michael Young, professor of computer science at NC State University, on recently being awarded Senior Member status of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).  Young was one of two distinguished AAAI members recognized at the 27th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Bellevue, WA, July 14-18.  The other 2013 Senior Member is Nestor Rychtyckyj of Ford Motor Company.
Senior Member status was established to recognize AAAI members who have achieved significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence.  To be eligible for nomination for Senior Member, a candidate must have been active in the professional arena for at least ten years, and a consecutive member of AAAI for at least five years.
Young is founder and executive director of the NC State Digital Games Research Initiative, and he also directs the Liquid Narrative research group.  He developed and directs the Computer Science Department’s undergraduate concentration in game development, which has been recognized as one of the top 20 game design programs in the United States and Canada by “The Princeton Review” for the last three consecutive years.  His research group is internationally known as a leading center for work on games research, especially in the area of interactive storytelling and AI in games.
Young also serves as vice president and is a founding board member of the Society for the Advancement of Digital Games.  His work with North Carolina games companies and state policy makers to strengthen the state’s games ecosystem has been widely recognized.
About AAAI
Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is a nonprofit scientific membership society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the computational mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to foster the science and practice of artificial intelligence (AI), as well as to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence (AI), improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning AI developments and directions. Each year, AAAI sponsors numerous programs including scientific conferences, workshops, and symposia.
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