Founded in 1979, the AAAI is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behaviour and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence. Its Fellows programme was started in 1990 to recognise individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field.
Prof. Brafman is the fourth Israeli researcher to attain this honour. He receives this recognition for significant contributions to algorithms, representation, and theoretical foundations of automated decision making in the areas of preference handling, planning under uncertainty, multi-agent planning, and privacy.