Stuart Russell


Intact Financial

Current public company boards: Intact Financial

Executive Experience: Stuart is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering and is Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. He was Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery at UC San Francisco and Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on AI and Robotics.

Additional information: Stuart is a recipient of the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, the World Technology Award (Policy category), the Mitchell Prize of the American Statistical Association, the Feigenbaum Prize of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and Outstanding Educator Awards from both ACM and AAAI. From 212 to 214 he held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris, and he has been awarded the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for 219 to 221. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford; Distinguished Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI; Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House); and Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Stuart also works for the United Nations, developing a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty.  His book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI and has been translated into 14 languages. Mr. Russel’s newest book is Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control (Viking/Penguin, 219).

Stuart received his B.A. with first-class honours in physics from Oxford University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford in 1986.