Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
3068 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-9292; FAX (734) 764-4546
Martha E. Pollack is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan, where she is also Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Professor of Information. She previously served as Vice Provost for Academic and Budget Affairs (2010-2013), Dean of the School of Information (2007-2010) and associate chair for Computer Science and Engineering (2004-2007). Before coming to U-M in 2000, she was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh and, before that, a member of the technical staff at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA.
An elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Pollack has conducted research and published widely on topics in Artificial Intelligence including automated planning, natural-language processing, and constraint satisfaction. A particular focus of her work has been the design of intelligent technology to assist people with cognitive impairment.
She has served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, as president of AAAI, as a member of the advisory committee for the National Science Foundation’s Computer and Information Science and Engineering Division, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association. Pollack earned a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.