Dr. Justine Cassell, School of Computer Science Associate Dean for Technology Strategy and Impact and a professor in the Language Technologies Institute, won IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award 2017 !
Justine Cassell, Catherine Pelachaud, Norman Badler, Mark Steedman, Brett Achorn, Tripp Becket, Brett Douville, Scott Prevost, Matthew Stone (1994), Animated Conversation: Rule-based Generation of Facial Expression, Gesture & Spoken Intonation for Multiple Conversational Agents, 21st Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, pages 413-420
The International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems set up an influential paper award in 2006 to recognize publications that have made seminal contributions to the field. Such papers represent the best and most influential work in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. These papers might, therefore, have proved a key result, led to the development of a new sub-field, demonstrated a significant new application or system, or simply presented a new way of thinking about a topic that has proved influential. The award is open to any paper that was published at least 10 years before the award is made. The paper can have been published in any journal, conference, or workshop. The award
is sponsored by the Agent Theories, Architectures and Languages foundation.