Ann E. Nicholson


Ann Nicholson

Associate Professor, Monash University, Faculty of IT

Research interests include:

Artificial intelligence. Probabilistic reasoning. Bayesian networks. Knowledge Engineering. Planning. Plan recognition. User modelling. Evolutionary ethics. Data Mining.


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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy
Oxford University, 1992
Thesis: “Monitoring Discrete Environments using Dynamic Belief Networks”
Supervisor: Prof. J.M. Brady
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Master of Science
Melbourne University, 1990
Thesis: “Logic Programming Models for Parallel Parsing in Natural Language”
Supervisors: Dr. L. Naish and Prof. R.D.S. Sussex.
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Bachelor of Science (Honours, 1st class)
Melbourne University, 1986
Major: Computer Science
Honours Thesis: “Declarative Debugging of the Parallel Logic Programming Language GHC” Supervisor: Prof J. W. Lloyd (now ANU)
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Previous Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: Dept. of Computer Science, Brown University, 1992-1994

 


Publications

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Current Academic Responsibilities

  • Bachelor of Software Engineering – Course Director

 


Research

  • Interests:Artificial intelligence. Probabilistic reasoning. Bayesian networks. Knowledge Engineering. Planning. Plan recognition. User modelling. Evolutionary ethics. Data Mining.
  • Research groups
    • Centre for Research in Intelligent Systems (Knowledge Discovery Laboratory)

 


Honours

  • (Equal) Best Paper, PRICAI’2000.
  • Best Application Paper, UM’99.
  • Honourable Mention, AAAI Best Paper Award, 1993.
  • Victorian Rhodes Scholarship, 1988.

 


Personal

  • Current sports played: gaelic football.
  • Sports played in past: cricket, rugby union, ultimate frisbee.
  • Interests: Aussie rules footall, reading, music.
  • Family: partner Paul Konstanty, children Robert (born Sept 2001) and Clare (born March 2004)

 


http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~annn/