I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire. I used to serve as Co-Director of our new undergraduate programs in Analytics and Data Science, but Prof. Laura Dietz is now the person to contact.
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 (also includes some talks and tutorials). 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. Information is also available about robotics at UNH and data science at UNH.
If you are considering applying to UNH for graduate school or an internship, please consult my information for prospective students.
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 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) provides a forum for research on all kinds of problems in planning and associated functions such as execution management.
Ethan Burns wrote a nice plotting library. It's written in Go. Previously, he and Jordan Thayer wrote a plotting program in OCaml. Either of these is much better than gnuplot!
Jordan has some nice visualizations of heuristic search, suitable for classroom use.
|AY 2020-2021:||on sabbatical leave (no teaching, still doing research)|
|Spring 2020:||CS 730/830 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence|
|Fall 2019:||CS 758/858 Algorithms|
|CS 980 Planning for Robots|
If you're looking for an informal way to learn about AI, feel free to drop in at the UNH AI Group meetings.
Office Phone: +1-603-862-2683
Department Fax: +1-603-862-3493 (shared, so please use a cover page and let me know that you sent something)
Skype, Google Hangouts, or Zoom are also an option, but please confirm with me first as I'm not always signed in.
Postal mail, express mail, couriers:
UNH Computer Science
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824-2619 USA
UNH CS on Google Maps.
If you're on campus, my office is Kingsbury N215D. I am on sabbatical for academic year 2020-2021, but feel free to email me to set up a time to zoom/skype/meet/etc.
If you're not on campus but wish you were, the UNH Alumni Association operates a controllable webcam. There are also several in nearby Portsmouth, and one on Route 4 towards Newington.
Here is a list of things I would recommend.
Some photographs I've taken are posted here.