Elaine Rich

Distinguished Senior Lecturer
GDC 5.810
(512) 471-9706
ear [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu

Teaching CS theory to programmers who are reluctant theoreticians. Rich's recently published textbook highlights real world applications of the theory of automata and complexity.

Selected Awards & Honors: 
  • Fellow, Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • College of Natural Sciences Faculty Service Award (shared) for First Bytes summer camp for high school girls, 2007
Selected Publications: 
  • "Knowledge and Natural Language Processing",  with J. Barnett, K. Knight, I. Mani, Communications of the ACM, August, 1990.
  • "Natural  Language  Interfaces", in Readings in Human-Computer Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach, R. Baeker  & W. Buxton (eds.).  Los Altos, Ca.: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1987.
  • "Users are Individuals: Individualizing User Models", International Journal of Man Machine Studies, 18, 1983, pp. 199-214.
  • "User Modeling via Stereotypes", Cognitive Science, 3, 1979, pp. 329-354.
  • Automata, Computability and Complexity: Theory and Applications, Prentice-Hall, 2008.
  • Artificial Intelligence, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1991 (with Kevin Knight). Appeared on ACM list of top 25 classic books in CS. Appeared on 2008 list on techoozie.com of 10 books that substitute for a CS degree.
  • Artificial Intelligence, Prentice-Hall, 1983.
Professional Activities: 
  • Faculty sponsor for Austin’s Expanding Your Horizons program (to encourage middle school girls in math and science)
  • AAAI AI Nectar Track Program Co-chair 2006, 2007
  • IAAI Program Committee 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008