Toby Walsh

Research Leader

Professional Activities
Recognition & awards

Toby Walsh received an M.A. degree in theoretical physics and mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh.

He has held research positions in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Sweden and Australia.

Professional Activities

Toby Walsh has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, and of AI Communications. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the ACM, the Journal of Automated Reasoning and the Constraints journal. He has been Secretary of the Associtation for Constraint Programming (ACP) and was founding Editor of CP News, the newsletter of the ACP. He is one of the Editors of the Handbook for Constraint Programming, and the Handbook for Satisfiability.

He was Program Chair of the International Joint Conference on AI (IJCAI) in 2011, Conference Chair of the Constraint Programming (CP) Conference in 2008, Program and Conference Chair of the Satisfiability (SAT) Conference in 2005, Conference Chair of the International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) in 2004, Program Chair of the Constraint Programming (CP) Conference in 2001, and Chair of the Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation and Approximation (SARA) in 2000. He will chair COMSOC 2014, PRICAI 2014 and ADT 2015.

Recognition & awards

He has been elected a fellow of both the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the European Coordinating Committee for AI in recognition of his reseach and service to the community


Leonid Antsfield, PhD, 2010-date.
Paul Chircop, PhD, 2010-date.
Christian Drescher, PhD, 2010-date.
Adrian Schoenig, PhD, 2009-date.
Tung Mai Le, PhD, 2008-date.
Shai Haim, PhD, 2006-2011.
Nina Narodytska, PhD, 2006-2011.
Emmanuel Hebrard, PhD, 2002-2006.
Lyndon Drake, PhD, 2000-2005.
Dan Sheridan, PhD, 2000-2006.
Zeynep Kiziltan, PhD, 1999-2003.  (ECCAI award 2004).
Brahim Hnich, PhD, 1999-2003.
Kostas Stergiou, PhD, 1997-2001.
Simon Colton, PhD, 1996-2000  (CPHC/BCS award).
Renato Busatto-Neto, PhD, 1992-1995.
Graham Steel, MSc, 1999.
Nicholas Free, MSc, 1992.


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