I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire. Before joining UNH in 2007, I managed the Embedded Reasoning Area and was a member of the research staff at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC). I received my PhD from Harvard University in 2002. A full CV is here. A picture of me when not under attack by a robot is here.
Almost all of my papers are available on-line, along with overview talks. Please help yourself!
I'm always happy to collaborate with people inside and outside of UNH on topics involving my research interests. Just send me email to set up a time to talk. If you are at UNH, you might want to check out the UNH AI Group wiki and join the group.
If you are considering applying to UNH for graduate school or an internship, please consult my information for prospective students.
Ethan Burns and Jordan Thayer have written a nice scriptable plotting program. I think it's much better than gnuplot!
Jordan has some nice visualizations of heuristic search, suitable for classroom use.
The International Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS) provides a forum for research on combinatorial search and heuristic optimization. While AI is heavily represented, work from robotics, CP, OR, and algorithms is very welcome.
The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research serves the public interest by disseminating rigorously peer-reviewed science freely to all. To learn more about open access, here is one place to start.
|Spring 2015:||CS 730/730W/830 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence|
|CS 980 Planning for Robots|
|Fall 2014:||CS 758/858 Algorithms|
|Spring 2014||(sabbatical leave: AI and the graduate seminar will not be offered)|
|Fall 2013||(sabbatical leave: Algorithms will not be offered)|
|Spring 2013||CS 730/730W/830 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence|
|CS 980 Robot Algorithms|
|Fall 2012:||CS 758/858 Algorithms|
If you're looking for an informal way to learn about AI, feel free to drop in at the UNH AI Group meetings.
UPDATE: from mid-July 2013 until mid-July 2014, I will be on sabbatical at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, France. My UNH email will still work, but I will NOT receive any calls to my UNH office phone or postal mail sent to UNH. Please email me if you need my French contact information. I'm also happy to meet via skype.
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If you're on campus, my office is Kingsbury N215D. My official office hours for Fall 2014 have not been set yet, but feel free to email me to set up a meeting time.
If you're not on campus but wish you were, the UNH Alumni Association operates a controllable webcam. UNH facilities runs another webcam (usually pointed at their most recent construction project) and here's a third over in the Space Science Center. There are several in nearby Portsmouth.
Here is a list of things I would recommend.
Some photographs I've taken are posted here.
I used to have a personal web page, but it's basically defunct now.
If you're looking for a harpsichord or early piano, you might contact my father-in-law, David Sutherland.