Bio for Dr. Howard Hamilton:
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The CAIAC Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual to recognize
his or her outstanding service to CAIAC (formerly the CSCSI) and to the Canadian
Artificial Intelligence community. We are pleased this year to present this
award to Dr. Howard Hamilton.
After completing his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees at the University of Saskatchewan,
Howard received his Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in 1992, under the
supervision of Nick Cercone (who is himself a past winner of the Distinguished
Service Award). Howard is now a faculty member at the University of Regina,
where his research interests include knowledge discovery in databases, data
mining, machine learning, computer animation, and temporal representation and
Howard served as the Treasurer on the Executive Board of CAIAC (then known as
the CSCSI) for seven years and has provided invaluable guidance to his
successors in that position. He was also the program co-chair and proceedings
editor for the AI-2000 conference, and served as the General Chair for
AI/GI/CRV/IS 2008. He was a guest editor for a special issue and has been a
member of the editorial board for the Computational Intelligence journal, which
has always been edited from Canada.
Howard served on an NSERC Grant Selection Committee for Discovery and RTI grants
for three years, including one year as Chair. He is currently serving on an
NSERC Panel for selecting Strategic Project Grants.
In 1994, Howard co-founded the TIME workshop series, the premier conference on
temporal representation and reasoning, and consulted with all organizers
extensively until TIME 2000. He has also been a long-time program committee
member for a variety of conferences in data mining and AI, including of course
the Canadian AI conference. Howard is well-known for his extremely thorough
reviews and his ability to ask excellent questions of presenters.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Canadian AI community, it
is our great pleasure to present the Distinguished Service award to Dr. Howard