CIS Seminars & Events

Aravind JoshiJoshiFest

On October 22, 2012, the Department of Computer and Information Science hosted JoshiFest, a celebration and symposium to honor the work of Dr. Aravind K. Joshi, Henry Salvatori Professor Emeritus of Computer and Cognitive Science.

Fall 2012 marked Dr. Joshi's fifty-second year on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. His extraordinary service to the University includes being a founding member of the graduate group in Computer and Information Science in the 1960s; co-founder of the Computer and Information Science (CIS) Department with Saul Gorn in 1972; and expanding the cognitive science research group into the Institute of Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) with faculty from computer science, linguistics, psychology and philosophy in 1991.

Additional honors and awards received by Dr. Joshi include the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science of the Franklin Institute in 2005; Cognitive Science Society David Rumelhart Prize in 2003; the ACL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002; election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 1999; election to Fellow of the ACM in 1998; Founding Fellow of AAAI in 1990; and election to IEEE Fellow in 1976.

Learn more: Symposium Program & Videos | Event Photo Album | Messages for Dr. Joshi

Symposium Planning Committee: Event Committee:
Susan Davidson
Mark Liberman
Mitch Marcus
Ani Nenkova
Bonnie Webber
Charles Yang
Laura Fox
Rita Powell