Influential Paper Award

Professor Victor Lesser and his former student Ed Durfee (Ph.D. ’87) received the 2008 IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award for their 1991 paper “Partial Global Planning: A Coordination Framework for Distributed Hypothesis Formation” in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. The award,  presented at the Seventh International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS) in Portugal, is given by the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems to recognize publications that have made seminal contributions to the field. 

Lesser is the director of the Department’s Multi-Agent Systems Lab (MAS). Durfee is currently a Professor at the University of Michigan’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.