Carla P. Gomes, the Ronald and Antonia Nielsen Professor of Computing and Information Science, is the 2022 recipient of the ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award, given in recognition of her foundational contributions to artificial intelligence (AI) and for founding and developing the field of computational sustainability.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest computing society, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the premier professional organization for AI, present the award annually to honor individuals whose research contributions have had broad impacts within computer science, or for interdisciplinary work that spans computer science and other fields.
“It’s a real honor to receive the award. It is particularly exciting to be recognized for cross-disciplinary research,” said Gomes, who has a joint appointment with the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Gomes also serves as director of Cornell’s Institute for Computational Sustainability.