Murray Campbell


Murray Campbell


Distinguished Research Scientist, AI Foundations


IBM Research - Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Murray Campbell is a Distinguished Research Scientist in the AI Foundations group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. His current research focuses on methods for evaluating the capabilities of AI systems, neuro-symbolic approaches to AI, and brain-inspired AI architectures.

In earlier work, Murray conducted research in:

  • Smarter Workforce:  Applications of machine learning, forecasting and optimization to a broad range of workforce management problems
  • Multimedia:  Indexing and search of multimedia data
  • Anomaly Detection:  Detecting early warning signs of anomalous behavior in sensor streams, public health data, and finance.

In his first project at IBM Research, Murray was a member of the team that developed Deep Blue, the first computer to defeat the reigning world chess champion in a regulation match.

Ph.D. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987
M.Sc. Computing Science, University of Alberta, 1981
B.Sc. Computing Science, University of Alberta, 1979

Selected Awards/Honors 2014 University of Alberta Alumni Honor Award
2012 AAAI Fellow
2009 ACM Distinguished Scientist
2008 ACM Distinguished Speaker
2003 IBM Corporate Environmental Affairs Excellence Award
1997 IBM Corporate Technical Award
1997 Allen Newell Medal for Research Excellence
1997 Fredkin Prize for Computer Chess, World Champion Level
1996 IBM Outstanding Innovation Award
1989 Fredkin Prize for Computer Chess, Grandmaster Level



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