Jana Doppa has been recognized for his significant accomplishments in the field of artificial intelligence by being elected as a senior member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).
The association, founded in 1979, aims to advance scientific understanding in the “mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines,” according to the AAAI website. He was named a senior member at the group’s annual conference held this month in Washington, DC.
Since joining WSU in 2014, Doppa, the Huie-Rogers Endowed Chair and associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has developed an internationally renowned program in artificial intelligence (AI).
He is developing core AI techniques and applying them to emerging application domains including in hardware design, nanoporous materials design, drug discovery, 3D printing, cybersecurity, and agriculture. He has consistently published his research in top‑tier conferences and journals in both AI and computing systems areas and has won multiple best paper awards. He has trained several PhD students who hold research positions in both academia and industry and have won prestigious awards.
Doppa has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects, the Army Research Office, and Google. In 2019, he received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for his work to develop AI algorithms that can support engineers and scientists, and to streamline their experimental processes.
Doppa was also selected for a 2021 Early Career Award in AI by the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. He is a recipient of the Voiland College’s 2018 Reid Miller Teaching Excellence Award and 2020 Outstanding Junior Faculty in Research Award. He holds a PhD from Oregon State University and a M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India in computer science.