Eric Horvitz is the Director of the Microsoft Research lab at Redmond. Pursuing research on principles of machine intelligence and on leveraging the complementarities of human and machine reasoning. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the CHI Academy and is a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
He is past president of AAAI and is serving as the chair of the AAAS Section on Information, Computing, and Communication. Other activities include service on the National Science Foundation CISE Advisory Committee, the council of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC), the DARPA ISAT Study Group, the Naval Research Advisory Committee, and multiple journal editorial boards. He has published widely and holds more than 200 patents.