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Prof. Judea Pearl

Judea PearlJudea Pearl is a Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science and Statistics at UCLA. He is a graduate of the Technion, Israel, and has joined the faculty of UCLA in 1969, where he currently directs the Cognitive Systems Laboratory and conducts research in artificial intelligence, human cognition and philosophy of science. A Member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Founding Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, Pearl is a recipient of numerous scientific awards including the Technion’s Harvey Prize and the ACM Alan Turing Award.

Dr. Pearl is the father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation www.danielpearl.org, which he co-founded in April 2002 “to continue Daniel’s life-work of dialogue and understanding and to address the root causes of his tragedy.” Dr. Pearl and his wife, Ruth, are co-editors of the book I am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl, winner of the 2004 National Jewish Book Award for Anthologies, which provides a panoramic view of how Jews define themselves in the post 9/11 era.

Dr. Pearl’s columns have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribute, The Daily Star (Beirut), The Saudi Gazette (Jeddah), and Jerusalem Post.

Professor Pearl on NGO Monitor: “The pathological phenomenon of delegitimizing Israel has only three cures: Truth, Truth and Truth.
NGO Monitor helps truth stand two inch taller.”