Murray Campbell  Murray Campbell photo         

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


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  AAAI Fellow  |  ACM Distinguished Scientist  |  IEEE Computational Intelligence Society  |  IEEE, Senior Member


Murray Campbell is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and manager in the AI Foundations group, part of the IBM Research AI organization at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.  The mission of the AI Foundations group is to conduct fundamental research in a number of areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence, including unsupervised learning, lifelong learning, learning to learn, interpretability, optimization for AI, brain-inspired algorithms, and reinforcement learning.  

Prior to his current position, Murray has had a number of management roles, including:

  • 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 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