Nancy E. Reed, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Information and Computer Sciences
317 POST Bldg, 1680 East-West Road
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 96822 USA
nreed at hawaii dot edu
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~nreed/
Office: 314E POST Bldg, 1680 East-West Road,
Office phone: (808) 956-8498
FAX : (808) 956-3548

                     

Recent Courses

Fall 2014:
ICS 361 -- Artificial Intelligence Programming
ICS 606 -- Intelligent Autonomous Agents co-listed as EE 606. Spring 2014:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory                                                     Course homepage

ICS 101B -- Tools for the Information Age

Fall 2013:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory    
ICS 691 (Special Topics) -- Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and biology     Course homepage

Spring 2013:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory    
ICS 614 -- Medical Informatics I                       Course homepage

Fall 2012:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory

Spring 2012:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory
ICS 101B -- Tools for the Information Age

Fall 2011:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory
ICS 606 -- Intelligent Autonomous Agents co-listed as EE 606.

Spring 2011:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory
ICS 691 (Special Topics) Sec 2 -- Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Informatics

Fall 2010:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory
ICS 461 -- Artificial Intelligence

Spring 2010:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory
ICS 606 -- Intelligent Autonomous Agents, co-listed as EE 606

Fall 2009:
ICS 313 -- Programming Language Theory
ICS 311 -- Algorithms

Spring 2009:
ICS 606 -- Intelligent Autonomous Agents, co-listed as EE 606

During 2008, I was on sabbatical in the San Francisco Bay area and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

Curriculum Vitae

My CV (pdf)

Partial list of publications (html)

Research

Dr. Reed's research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous agents, cognitive modeling, diagnosis, expert systems, knowledge-based systems, knowledge acquisition, medical informatics, and real-time systems. Recent research activities include developing computational models of diagnostic problem-solving methods, the collection and analysis of verbal protocols from experts, and modeling human expert reasoning. Projects include:

Intelligent Autonomous Agents

This research focuses on developing autonomous agents in software and robotic applications. One environment examined is the TACSI Tactical Aircraft Simulator developed at Saab, AB. Funding has been provided by Saab, AB, Operational Analysis Division, the Network for Real-time research and education in Sweden, The Center for Industrial Information Technology, and the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development.

Knowledge-Based Systems

This research focuses on using artificial intelligence techniques and signal processing techniques to support decision making. One application is in the area of cardiovascular disease management, particularly the diagnosis of congenital heart defects. Funding for this work has been provided by the National Science Foundation.

Honolulu Chapters of ACM and ACM/SIGGRAPH Formed

Local Chapters of ACM and ACM/SIGGRAPH have been formed in January 2003. Dr. Reed is interim Secretary/Treasurer of both chapters. For information and events, please go to Temporary ACM Honolulu and ACM/SIGGRAPH Honolulu Website

Professional Affiliations

AAAI -- Member, American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
ACM -- Member, Association for Computing Machinery.
AHA -- Member, American Heart Association.
ALU -- Member, Association of Lisp Users.
AMIA -- Member, American Medical Informatics Association.
IEEE -- Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the IEEE Computer Society.

Teaching Interests and Experience

Specialized teaching interests are in artificial intelligence, autonomous agents, and knowledge-based/expert systems. Other teaching interests include data structures, discrete math, and AI programming and languages.

Dr. Reed has taught in the Computer and Information Science Department at Sonoma State University, Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis and the Department of Computer and Information Science, Linkoping University(English) Her teaching experience includes Introduction to Computers laboratories (CIS101), Introduction to Computers lectures and laboratories (ECS15), Software Development (ECS40) , Discrete Math (ECS100/ECS20) , Data Structures (ECS110) , Artificial Intelligence (CIS480) and Decision-Support Systems (Graduate course in the Medical Informatics program) (PMD207).

Education

Ph.D., June, 1995. Diagnosing Multiple Interacting Defects with Cue Combination Descriptions. 203 pages. Abstract , Computer Science Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
M.S., March, 1988. Strategies and Inexact Models in Computer Hardware Diagnosis. 136 pages. Abstract , Computer Science Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
B.S.Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. March, 1977.

Selected Publications

  1. P. Scerri and N. E. Reed, Engineering Characteristics of Autonomous Agent Architectures, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, vol. 12, pp. 191--212, April 2000. Available online at Taylor and Francis here (PDF).

  2. P. Scerri and N. E. Reed, On-line Control of Actors using EASE: Implementing Adjustable Autonomy Using Teams, in Workshop on Teams with Adjustable Autonomy, Sixth Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2000) (N. E. Reed, ed.), pp. 25--34, Aug. 2000.

  3. P. Scerri and N. E. Reed, Creating Complex Actors with EASE, in Fourth International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2000) (C. Sierra, M. Gini, and J. S. Rosenschein, eds.), pp. 142--143, ACM Press, June 2000. Available as PDF

  4. Nancy E. Reed. 1998. Constructing the Correct Diagnosis When Symptoms Disappear. July, 1998. Proceedings of the Fifteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98), pages 151--156, Madison, WI. Abstact (hypertext)

  5. Nancy E. Reed, Maria Gini, Paul E. Johnson, and James H. Moller. 1997. Diagnosing Congenital Heart Defects using the Fallot Computational Model. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 25-40 (special issue on Knowledge-based systems in Cardiovascular Medicine.) Abstract (hypertext)

  6. Nancy E. Reed, Maria Gini, and Paul E. Johnson. 1996. Robust strategies for diagnosing manufacturing defects. Applied Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 387-406. [B-1] Abstract (hypertext).

  7. Nancy E. Reed and Paul E. Johnson. 1993. Analysis of expert reasoning in hardware diagnosis. The International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 38(2):251-280. Abstract (hypertext)

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Last modified: 7 January 2013