Doug Fisher

Department of Computer Science
Box 1679, Station B
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee 37235

My interests are in the area of Artificial Intelligence, particularly machine learning. I obtained my B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Irvine in 1980, 1983, and 1987, respectively. My dissertation described the COBWEB system for incremental clustering. My advisor was Dennis Kibler. Pat Langley and Jeff Schlimmer were influential colleagues. I and others continue to work on COBWEB and related systems. Selected technical reports, electronic addendums to published work, other research in progress, and a list of publications are online.

Professional Service

I am past associate editor of IEEE Expert, an associate editor of Machine Learning, a two-term editorial boardmember of the Journal for Artificial Intelligence Research, and Intelligent Data Analysis - An International Journal, a editorial board member of the Journal of Machine Learning Research, and past governing board member of the Society for Artificial Intelligence and Statistics ,

My Ph.D. and Masters students have pursued a variety of research directions:

Ph.D. Student Research

Masters Student Research

Courses taught:

i) Program Design and Data Structures (CS 201)
ii) Formal Language and Automata Theory (CS 252)
iii) Undergraduate Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (CS 260)
iv) Project in Artificial Intelligence (CS 269)
v) Compiler Construction (CS 276)
vi) Graduate Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (CS 360)
vii) Machine Learning (CS 362)

Associate Professor, Computer Science.

Associate Professor, Computer Engineering

Affiliated faculty, Graduate Program, Cognitive Science , Department of Psychology.

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Phone: (615) 343-4111
FAX: (615) 343-8006