IIT Professor of Computer Science Shlomo Argamon Elected Fellow of the British Computer Society

IIT Professor of Computer Science Shlomo Engelson Argamon has been elected by the British Computer Society (BCS) as a Fellow for his contributions to computational stylistics and machine learning. BCS Fellowship is attained through nomination and recommendation by peers and approval by the BCS Fellowship Assessment Board for eminence and leadership in the profession.

Argamon, who also is director of the IIT Master of Data Science program, is a research fellow at the Brain Sciences Foundation in Providence, R.I., and a senior fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, D.C. He received his B.Sc. (1988) in applied mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, and his Ph.D. (1994) in computer science from Yale University, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow. He also was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Argamon has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on empirical machine learning, intelligent robotics, and computational linguistics, and is the editor of Computational Methods for Counterterrorism (2009, Springer) and The Structure of Style: Algorithmic Approaches to Manner and Meaning (2010, Springer). He also is the co-founder of the annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science conference series.