Sarit Kraus (Ph.D. Computer Science, Hebrew University, 1989) is a Professor of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University and an
Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland.
Her research is focused on intelligent agents and multi-agent systems (including people).
Kraus was awarded the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, ACM SIGART Agents Research award, the EMET prize and her paper with Prof. Barbara Grosz was a
winner of the IFAAMAS influential paper award (joint winner). She is AAAI and ECCAI fellow and a recipient of the advanced ERC grant.
My main research interest in Artificial Intelligence and in particular Multi-agent systems is in understanding how we can best create intelligent agents that can interact proficiently with
people. We study both cooperative and conflicting scenarios. I consider modeling human behavior and predicting their decisions to be necessary for facing these challenges, as well as
the development of formal models for the agent’s decision-making. Thus, my research studies build on methods and algorithms from Machine Learning, Decision Theory and Game Theory,
non-classical logic, optimization under uncertainty and psychology.
My application domains have included physical security, intelligent cars, human training, recommendation systems, automated negotiations and mediation, virtual humans and rehabilitation.