Previous Academic Professional Activities
See also my current activities. I'm
really not good at keeping this page up to date.
Fellowships and Visiting Positions:
- Member of the Engineering
- Additional reviews for:
- USA's National Science Foundation (NSF) and Air Force Office
of Research (USAFOR); The United Kingdom's Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences
Research Council (BBSRC) and The Leverhulme Trust; and the
European Commission, and many more.
Workshops or Conferences
I'm not doing very well at updating these.
Program Committee for
Scientific committee for
Plenary and other interesting talks (a random
Former or Near Affiliates or Collaborators
At various points I've talked about, even applied for funding
concerning projects with Julia
Lehmann (Roehampton), Torben
Dabelsteen (Copenhagen), David Hogg of Leeds, Andrew Whiten
of St. Andrews, Les
Gasser of U. of Illinois, David Sallach
J. North of Argonne Labs
and RePast, and many
more. Academic life is full of funding disappointments.
my PhD (in EECS from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab) on
30 April 2001. My adviser was Lynn Stein,
and the rest of my committee was Bruce Blumberg, Gill
Olin Shivers. I officially submitted my dissertation
to EECS on 29 June, 2001.
My MIT PhD officially took 4 years. 1.5 years from January 2000
to June 2001, and 2.5 years from September 1993 through December
1995. I came in to MIT with an MSc
from the Edinburgh Department of AI. In 1996 and 1997 I did
robotics and cognitive modelling research in the Laboratory for
Cognitive Neuroscience and Intelligent Systems in the Department of Psychology of
The University of Edinburgh,
McGonigle. I submitted an MPhil
dissertation in Psychology on this work in 1999, which I
defended successfully on January 7, 2000. An MPhil is a 2-year
British graduate research degree (in contrast to their 1-year MSc
or 3-year PhD.)
I spent most of 1998 working on humanoid agent architectures for
a virtual reality project for
LEGO, Denmark, with Kris Thórisson.
In 1999 I worked with Mark Steedman
(well, not much really) and more with Johanna Moore.
Originally I was helping them transition to Edinburgh, but soon I
became a member of the Human
Communication Research Centre Tutorial
Group, where I started working on using reactive planning
for dialog. I finally returned to MIT to finish my PhD when
my partner got a postdoc with Dan
Last updated 15 January 2016