Shirin Sohrabi  Shirin Sohrabi photo         

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


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)  |  Women in Technology (WIT)


Shirin Sohrabi is a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Her research interests are in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a focus on AI planning and its many applications. In particular, she is interested in knowledge engineering and modeling issues for AI planning, planning with incomplete knowledge, planning with preferences, temporal planning, cost-sensitive planning, and diverse planning. She is currently involved in the IBM Research Scenario Planning Advisor (SPA) project.

 Shirin Sohrabi joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 2012, after receiving her Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Toronto. In 2018, she received the runner up award for the best system demonstration at IJCAI, and in 2017 won the best system demonstration  award at ICAPS for her work on Scenario Planning for Enterprise Risk Management. In 2016, she received the outstanding reviewer award at ICAPS and also won the runner up award in the system demonstration competition for her work on Future State Projection as Planning. In 2010, She received the best doctoral consortium paper award at the International Semantic Web Conference for a description of her doctoral dissertation work. She regularly serves on the PC and SPCs of ICAPS, IJCAI and AAAI. She has received her M.Sc and B.Sc from University of Toronto.



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United States

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