#2122 Overall Influence

Stuart J. Russell

English-American computer scientist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Stuart J. Russell is the founder of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence and professor of computer science at the University of California at Berkeley, adjunct professor of neurological surgery at the University of California at San Francisco and computer scientist. He earned a B.A. in physics from Wadham College at Oxford and a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.

He is best known as the co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, which is the most popular textbook on the subject. He is an active researcher in the field, exploring the history and future of artificial intelligence, machine learning, knowledge representation, probabilistic reasoning, inverse reinforcement learning and multitarget tracking.

A vocal opponent of the creation and use of autonomous weapons such as unmanned drones, he worked with the Future of Life Institute to produce a video about drones carrying out assassinations in order to get the attention of the United Nations’ governing bodies on conventional weapons.

He has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, the World Technology Award, the AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator Award and the Mitchell Prize. His most recent published work is Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, which was published in 2019.

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Stuart Jonathan Russell is an English computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence. He is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He holds the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. He founded and leads the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence at UC Berkeley. Russell is the co-author of the most popular textbook in the field of artificial intelligence: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach used in more than 1,500 universities in 135 countries.

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

University of California, San Francisco


Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#112 World Rank
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