Professor Guy Van den Broeck was among 17 researchers to receive Intel’s 2021 Outstanding Researcher Awards (ORAs). The annual award program recognizes the exceptional contributions made through Intel university-sponsored research.

Professor Van den Broeck was recognized for his contributions in the field of Probabilistic Computing. His team’s project explores a novel AI approach that captures the probabilistic and logical relationships between variables of interest to enable efficient learning and tractable inference. This vertically integrated research across the probabilistic computing stack has analyzed a broad range of probabilistic computing methods such as novel representations, algorithms, probabilistic programming languages, and hardware integrated circuit implementation with a focus on improving energy efficiency and throughput. The research also enables efficient quantum simulation via probabilistic computing.