Rao Kambhampati


Rao Kambhampati

Subbarao Kambhampati (Rao) was born a long long time ago in Peddapuram in Andhra Pradesh, India. After formative education at "the school next to Cinema Hall" (where he liked the teacher of the 1st grade so much that he stayed in that class for 2nd and 3rd grades too), the "School behind Anjaneyaswamy Temple" (which has since been demolished to make way for a sweet stall), Sri Veeraraju High School (S.V. Highschool), and Sri Raja Vatsavaayi Buchchi Seetayamma Jagapati Bahaddur Maharanee College (S.R.V.B.S.J.B.M.R. College, no less!), he survived JEE and did his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (Electronics!--although he still couldn't repair the tape recorder to his father's satisfaction) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Continuing along his degree grabbing spree, he landed a Masters and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

After a brief post-doctoral stint at Stanford , Rao has been having a blast crawling up the faculty hierarchy in the Computer Science department at ASU since 1991. He started as a quarter professor, became a half Professor in 1996 and a FULL (!) Professor in 2000. His current goal is to become two professors by 2006.

Rao directs the Yochan research group which is associated with the AI Lab at ASU. In the good old days, he used to be mostly interested in automated planning and related areas in AI. To support his mid-life crisis, to improve chances of schizophrenia, as well as to enter a world of continual conference deadlines, he decided to also diversify into data and information integration on the Web.

He is the recipient of a 1992 NSF Research Initiation Award, a 1994 NSF young investigator award, a 2001-2002 College of Engineering teaching excellence award, and a 2004 IBM Faculty Award . In 2004, he was named a Fellow of AAAI (American Association for Aritificial Intelligence). He was an invited speaker at AAAI 1996 and ICAPS 2003. He also gave a couple of well received tutorials on planning and databases, the most recent ones being on automated planning (AAAI-2000), and information integration on the web (AAAI-2002)


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