Research Interests and Publications
As a member of the Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory I lead the Machine Learning Research
Group which has explored a variety of areas:
Primary Research Areas (click on an area for related publications):
For a complete list of areas and publications, see the
UT Machine Learning Research Group home page. Also see my profile on
Current Research Group Meetings:
- NLL: Natural Language Learning
- CLAMP: Connecting Language and Perception
- DEFT: Statistical Relational Learning for Textual Inference
See my complete vita (in PDF).
See videos of my invited talks
and ECML/PKDD-2008 and
Powerpoint presentations for some of my recent talks.
I grew up in the 60's and 70's in the small town of O'Fallon Illinois where starting in 1967 I
attended St. Clare grade school
and, starting in 1975, O'Fallon Township
Highschool. See a scanned version of a paper I wrote for a high-school
English class when I was only 17 years old entitled
"High-level Artificial Intelligence: An Imminent Possibility with an Enormous
Potential for Good". My enthusiasm for AI started early and has not waned;
however, my expections about AI's rate of progress and its positive social
implications have matured and (hopefully) become more realistic.
In the fall of 1979, I went to the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana to obtain all of the
degrees listed above. In December 1987, I completed my Ph.D. thesis under the
direction of Prof.
Gerald DeJong and then began as a faculty member here in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin where I am
enjoying the third decade of a hopefully long academic career.
See more information on my academic genealogy,
which traces my professorial lineage back through Danish Linguists to German Theologians.
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Note to Potential
Grad-Student and Internship Applicants
Unfortunately, I am unable to personally respond to email requests regarding
application to our graduate program or other solicitations for positions in my
research lab. I encourage potential graduate-student applicants to see the department
information on applying to our graduate program. Graduate-student
applicants interested in my research are encouraged to clearly state such
interests in their "statement of purpose." I currently have no funding to
support summer internships.