April 28, 2008
Judea Pearl named 2008 Franklin Medal winner
Philadelphia’s prestigious Franklin Institute has named JewishJournal.com contributor Judea Pearl as the 2008 recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computers and Cognitive Science.
Dr. Pearl, father of slain journalist Daniel Pearl and president of the foundation created in his memory, is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at UCLA.
The award has this “citation:”
The bio and old photos in this embedded Franklin Institute video are great. It also explains what he does and why he got the award in language a mortal might actually comprehend, which itself is amazing!
Mazal tov, Judea!
—The Web Guy