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Associate Chair
Department of Computer and Informational Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone (302) 831 - 1955
Email chester at cis.udel.edu

Research Interests

The focus of my research is knowledge representation. Much of the work in artificial intelligence involves encoding a problem in some representation, solving the problem and presenting the solution in some representation. The representations for input, output and intermediate calculations are interpreted by humans, however, and that interpretation is their sole source of meaning. Unfortunately, the interpretation is done informally; it seldom has the formal semantics behind it that the interpretation of logical or mathematical formulas has. My goal is to develop knowledge representations, especially for the intermediate calculations, that derive their meaning in a more rigorous way than is usually done, and that depend less on human interpretation to have meaning.

Experience and Honors

Selected Publications

Current Courses

Photos from Second China Trip

Photos from Mayan Ruins Tour

My Secret Obsession!

Delaware Astronomical Society

Past Preliminary Exam Questions
last updated October 23, 2004