Gerald Tesauro  Gerald Tesauro photo         

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Principal Research Staff Member
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  ACM SIGAI  |  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)


Gerald Tesauro is a Principal Research Staff Member in AI Science at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center.  He is best known for developing TD-Gammon, a self-teaching neural network that learned to play backgammon at human world championship level, and for developing advanced methods for game strategy decisions in Watson, IBM's Jeopardy! supercomputer.   He has also worked on theoretical and applied machine learning in a wide variety of other settings, including multi-agent learning, dimensionality reduction, computer virus recognition, computer chess (Deep Blue), intelligent e-commerce agents and autonomic computing. Dr. Tesauro has been extensively involved in organizing AI-related conferences and workshops.  Most notably, he has served as Program Chair, General Chair, Workshops Chair, and Tutorials Chair of NeurIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems), in addition to many years of service on the NeurIPS Organizing Committee.

Dr. Tesauro is a Fellow of the AAAI, a Fellow of the ACM, a member of the Board of Directors of the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation, and an Associate Editor of the ICGA (Intl. Computer Games Assn.) Journal.