Sheila McIlraith is a Canada CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute, a professor in the department of computer science at the University of Toronto, and a research lead at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society.
McIlraith’s research is in the area of sequential decision making with a focus on human-compatible AI. She also has a particular interest in the ethics of AI and the impact of AI on society. Her work on semantic web services has had a notable impact.
- Best Paper Award, 4th Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Meets Machine Learning Workshop, NeurIPS, 2020
- Best Demo Award, International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, 2018
- SWSA Ten Year Award, 2011
- Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2011
- Distinguished Paper Award, In Proceedings of the 22nd Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 2007
Martin, D., Burstein, M., Hobbs, J., Lassila, O., McDermott, D., McIlraith, S., … & Sycara, K. (2004). OWL-S: Semantic markup for web services. W3C member submission, 22(4).
Martin, D., Paolucci, M., McIlraith, S., Burstein, M., McDermott, D., McGuinness, D., … & Sycara, K. (2004). Bringing semantics to web services: The OWL-S approach. In International Workshop on Semantic Web Services and Web Process Composition (pp. 26-42). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Narayanan, S., & McIlraith, S. A. (2002). Simulation, verification and automated composition of web services. In Proceedings of the 11th international conference on World Wide Web (pp. 77-88).
McIlraith, S., & Son, T. C. (2002). Adapting golog for composition of semantic web services. Kr, 2(200), 2.
McIlraith, S. A., Son, T. C., & Zeng, H. (2001). Semantic web services. IEEE intelligent systems, 16(2), 46-53.
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