Shapiro Elected President of International Organization

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: February 18, 1999 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Stuart C. Shapiro, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected president and director of Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Incorporated (KR, Inc.).

KR, Inc. is a charitable organization that fosters research and communication on knowledge representation and reasoning. Its primary activities include organizing the biennial Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

Shapiro's research interests are the computational understanding of human-level cognitive abilities, specifically the abilities that underlie natural-language use, reasoning, and rational acting.

A fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Shapiro has served as a consultant on artificial intelligence for several companies nationwide.

His books include "Techniques of Artificial Intelligence," (D. Van Nostrand, 1979), "LISP: An Interactive Approach" (Computer Science Press, 1986) and "Common Lisp: An Interactive Approach" (Computer Science Press 1992).

He is editor of "The Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence" (John Wiley & Sons, 1987, 1992) and is on the editorial board of the "International Journal of Applied Software Technology."

Shapiro has been listed in "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in the East," "Who's Who in the Media and Communications," "American Men and Women of Science," "Contemporary Authors," "Who's Who in Technology," and "Who's Who in Artificial Intelligence."

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shapiro holds master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He is a resident of Williamsville.