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Michael Littman Wins IFAAMAS Influential Paper Award

Professor Michael Littman of Brown University's Department of Computer Science has just won the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (IFAAMAS)'s Influential Paper Award for work ("Markov games as a framework for multi-agent reinforcement learning") originally published at the Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) in 1994.
The award was established by IFAAMAS in 2006 to recognize publications that have made seminal contributions to the field. Such papers represent the best and most influential work in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. These papers might, therefore, have proved a key result, led to the development of a new sub-field, demonstrated a significant new application or system, or simply presented a new way of thinking about a topic that has proved influential.
This award, following shortly after his 2013 AAAI Classic Paper Award, is another example of the continued recognition of Michael's insight, influence, and distinguished contributions to the field. Congratulations!