Department of Computer Science
University of Pittsburgh
I am also co-Director of the Keck Center for Advanced Training in Computational Biology. My main research interests are in machine learning, knowledge-based systems, medical expert systems, and computational biology. I am pretty generally interested in applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to any problems in biology or medicine. For an extended discussion of how I view AI research, see B. G. Buchanan, "Artificial Intelligence as an Experimental Science." In J. H. Fetzer (ed.) Aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Amsterdam: D. Reidl, 1988.
Recent Research AI approaches to machine learning -- development of the RL induction system Applications of symbolic learning to problems in biology and medicine Case-based reasoning with application to prediction of protein 2ary structure