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Judea Pearl


Professor Judea Pearl
Mentor of AI World Society Innovation Network – World Leader in AI World Society

Professor Judea Pearl is a Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles.
He is a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Pearl invented Bayesian networks, presenting a
thoroughgoing calculus of probabilistic inference in a book and an important series of papers in the
1980s. His Bayesian networks have had major impact throughout AI and statistics and have played
key roles in fields as diverse as computational biology and error-control coding. He is the author
of Heuristics: Intelligent Search Strategies for Computer Problem Solving (1984), which provided
foundation for three decades of subsequent work on search and planning in AI. Pearl's book
on Causality: Models, Reasoning, and Inference (2nd ed., 2009) introduces a calculus that enables
machines to reason about actions and observations and assists scientists in assessing cause-effect
relationships from empirical data. His research serves as the foundation for Google searches, credit-
card fraud detection systems, and automated speech recognition systems. Pearl was also awarded the
Association for Computing Machinery's A.M. Turing Award (2011).

“The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect, best science books 2018, provides us with
the new tools needed to navigate the uncharted waters of causality for scholars, and students of
statistics, economics, social sciences, mathematics and most urgently today, epidemiology.

Professor Judea Pearl has been honored as 2020 World Leader in AI World Society by Michael
Dukakis Institute and the Boston Global Forum. He is a Mentor of AI World Society Innovation
Network (