Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering/Computer Science
Jeffrey S. Rosenschein
Sam and Will Strauss Professor of Computer Science
Jeff Rosenschein

The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
The Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram, Jerusalem  91904 
Israel  
email: jeff at cs.huji.ac.il 
office: Rothberg Engineering Building, Room A412  
phone: +972-2-549-4563  
office hour (fall semester 2014-2015): Tuesdays 9:30am-10:30am, or by appointment (send me an email)


I am serving as Head of The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering, effective as of October 2011.


I am director of the
Multiagent Systems Research Group at Hebrew University, which made its mark in early work on game theory and mechanism design as applied to multiagent negotiation and planning. That research explored issues of cooperation and competition among agents, and the use of economic theory, voting theory, and game theory to establish appropriate foundations for Multiagent Systems (MAS). Our more recent work has touched on a variety of additional artificial intelligence research areas, including search, planning, multiagent learning, reputation systems, and dynamic control, though we remain particularly active in the area of computational social choice and preference aggregation. [photo]
Two of my recent PhD graduates, Ariel Procaccia and Aviv Zohar, were named in 2013 by IEEE Intelligent Systems in its (once every two year) list of "AI's 10 to Watch", 10 young stars in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
During the semester, our research group, Critical MAS, meets (usually on Wednesdays) to hear research updates and talks. Visit the Critical MAS web site to find out more (and send me email if you'd like to get our mailings).
In the fall semester, 2014-2015, I will be teaching Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. In Spring semester 2014/2015, I will be teaching Introduction to Multiagent Systems (an introductory course in that field, based on Wooldridge's textbook). I was named one of Hebrew University's outstanding teachers (based on student evaluations) for 2008/2009, 2009/2010, and for 2011/2012. I was a recipient of the 2011 Hebrew University Rector's Prize for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Active Participation in the Academic Life of the University.
Here is a lecture I gave on Cooperative Games in Multiagent Systems, as part of a workshop sponsored by the Israeli Center of Knowledge for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, on May 27, 2014.
I will be serving as the General Conference Chair of the combined 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI/ECAI 2018), to be held in Stockholm, Sweden in 2018. I am on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), and was co-Editor-in-Chief (along with Peter Stone) of the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS) from January 2008 through December 2013 (I continue as a Coordinating Editor). I am a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). I am the recipient of the 2013 ACM/SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award (now ACM/SIGAI). From July 2004 through June 2007 I served as president of the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS), formerly known as IFMAS, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote science and technology in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous agents, and multiagent systems. IFAAMAS sponsors the annual International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, which will be held May 2014, in Paris, after past conferences in Bologna, Melbourne, New York, Utrecht, Hakodate, Honolulu, Estoril (Portugal), Budapest, Toronto, Taipei, Valencia, and Saint Paul, Minnesota. I was chairman of the Israeli Association for Artificial Intelligence from June 2008 to June 2010. Between October 2003 and June 2007 I was Department Chair of Computer Engineering, within the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Hebrew University; I had previously served as Department Chair of Computer Science, from February 1999 to October 2000.

Current Students

Current Projects

Publications

CV in PDF

Multiagent Systems Research Group (Critical MAS)

Early MAS Research at Hebrew University


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