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MA Ph.D. Yorick WILKS Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield


1970-1974 Research Associate and Lecturer, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University, California
1974-1975 Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Semantic and Cognitive Studies, Castagnola, Switzerland
1975-1976 Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh
1976-1978 Reader in Linguistics, University of Essex
1978-1983 Professor of Linguistics, University of Essex
1980-1983 Head of Department of Linguistics, University of Essex
1983 Commonwealth of Australia Visiting Professor, Monash University, New South Wales
1984-1985 Professor of Computer Science, University of Essex
1985-1993 Director, Computing Research Laboratory, Professor of Computer Science, New Mexico State University
since 1993 Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Sheffield
1998-2002 Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield
since 2006 Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, Balliol College, Oxford


Association for Computational Linguistics
Society for the Study of AI and Simulation of Behaviour
Association for Computing Machinery
Cognitive Science Society
British Society for the Philosophy of Science
Mind Association
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
Aristotelean Society


Artificial Companions. In International Scientific Review, 2004
Machine Translation: It's scopeand Limits. Springer; New York, 2008
What is the Semantic Web and what will it do for eScience? In R. Kumar Jain (ed.) Semantic Web: Concepts and Applications. ICfai Press, Hyderabad, 2008
Artificial Companions and Society. John Benjamins; Amsterdam, in press


SRC Senior Visiting Fellowship, University of Edinburgh, 1975
NATO Senior Scientist Fellowship, 1979
Invited Participant in the Nobel Symposium on Language, Stockholm, 1980
Elected Fellow of European Association for Artificial Intelligence, 1998
Elected to UK Computing Research Council, 2004
Lifetime Achievement Award (ACL, awarded at ACL-08 in Columbus, OH), 2008
Zampolli Prize (ELDA, awarded at LREC-08 in Marrakech, Morocco), 2008
Lovelace Medal (British Computer Society), 2009