Lewis Fishgold

PhD Student
Artificial Intelligence Lab
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at Austin
Advisor: Dana Ballard

I do research in artificial intelligence to try to understand how the mind works. In general, I am interested in how commonsense knowledge about the world can be represented, used to solve problems, and learned from experience. I am currently investigating these topics in the domain of rigid object dynamics. You can put your own mental model to the test by trying to predict what will happen in the 2D scenarios below. (Assume the green objects are immovable.)

Before starting grad school, I was a software developer at Quantum Leap Innovations. Earlier, I was an undergrad at the University of Delaware, where I researched compiler optimizations in the Software Analysis and Compilation Research Lab.


Jeremy Stober, Lewis Fishgold, and Benjamin Kuipers. Sensor Map Discovery for Developing Robots. AAAI Fall Symposia Series: Manifold Learning and Its Applications, 2009.

Jeremy Stober, Lewis Fishgold, and Benjamin Kuipers. Learning the Sensorimotor Structure of the Foveated Retina. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, 2009.

Srikanth Kallurkar, Bin Yu, Jay Askren, Lewis Fishgold, Ganesh Vaidyanathan, Donald Steiner, and Robert Flo. AIMS: An Agent-Based Information Management System in JBI-like Environments. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems, 2007.

Lewis Fishgold, Anthony Danalis, Lori Pollock, and Martin Swany. An Automated Approach to Improving Communication-Computation Overlap in Clusters. Proceedings of the Parallel Computing Conference (ParCo), 2005.