Stuart Russell

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
Stuart Russell

Name: Stuart Russell

Born: 1962, Portsmouth, England

Computer-related contributions

  • Author, with Peter Norvig, of the influential book Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.
  • Professor of Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley (1996-present).
  • Professeur, Fondation de l'École Normale Supérieure, and Professeur Invité, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (2012-2014).

Significant publications

  • Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (1995, 2002, 2009, with Peter Norvig).
  • Do the Right Thing: Studies in Limited Rationality (1991, with Eric H. Wefald).
  • The Use of Knowledge in Analogy and Induction (1989).

Honors and awards

  • AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator Award (2016, with Peter Norvig).
  • World Technology Award (2015).
  • Chaire Blaise Pascal, Fondation de l'École Normale Supérieure (2012).
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011).
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (2003).
  • SF Magazine, "15 Bay Area Visionaries for the New Millenium" (2000).
  • Distinction, UK National Mathematical Competition (1977).


"The more we learn about AI and about how the brain works, the more amazing the brain seems. Just the sheer amount of computation it does is truly incredible, especially for a couple of pounds of meat."