12 Facts About Judea Pearl


Judea Pearl was born on September 4,1936 and is an Israeli-American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesian networks.


Judea Pearl is credited for developing a theory of causal and counterfactual inference based on structural models.


Judea Pearl is the author of several books, including the technical Causality: Models, Reasoning and Inference, and The Book of Why, a book on causality aimed at the general public.


Judea Pearl is the father of journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan connected with Al-Qaeda and the International Islamic Front in 2002 for his American and Jewish heritage.


Judea Pearl was born in Tel Aviv, British Mandate for Palestine, in 1936 to Polish Jewish immigrant parents.


Judea Pearl is a descendant of Menachem Mendel of Kotzk on his mother's side.


Judea Pearl worked at RCA Research Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey on superconductive parametric amplifiers and storage devices and at Electronic Memories, Inc.


Judea Pearl is one of the founding editors of the Journal of Causal Inference.


Judea Pearl is currently a professor of computer science and statistics and director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at UCLA.


Judea Pearl's work is intended as a high-level cognitive model.


Judea Pearl is interested in the philosophy of science, knowledge representation, nonstandard logics, and learning.


Judea Pearl is described as "one of the giants in the field of artificial intelligence" by UCLA computer science professor Richard Korf.