Contact me:

E-mail: fox -at- macalester -dot- edu

Phone: 651-696-6553

Find me:

Office: Olin-Rice 230

Lab: Olin-Rice 257

Find my schedule:

Spring 2014

Related pages:

Math/Stats/CS Department

Macalester College

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Macalester 2013 Local Programming Contest

Current Term: Spring 2014

Comp 123: Core Concepts in Computer Science
Textbooks:
Miller, Ranum, Downey, et al., How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, interactive edition, available for free online
Guzdial and Ericson, Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python: A Multimedia Approach, 3rd edition, won't use for first few weeks
Comp 261/Math 361: Theory of Computation
Textbook:
Sipser, Introduction to the Theory of Computation, Third edition
Comp 380: Bodies and Minds: AI Robotics
Textbooks:
Murphy, Introduction to AI Robotics (an old book, look for used copies as they are much cheaper)
Siegwart et al, Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (2nd edition okay, but readings from 3rd edition unless you hear otherwise)
Comp 490: Senior Capstone Seminar

Courses taught

Comp 120: Computing and Society (topics)
Comp 121: Introduction to Scientific Programming
Comp 123: Core Concepts in Computer Science
Comp 240: Computer Organization and Architecture
Comp 221: Algorithm Design and Analysis
Comp 261/Math 361: Theory of Computation
Comp 325: Compilers, Interpreters, and Programming Languages
Comp 380: Bodies and Minds: AI Robotics
Comp/Neur 484: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Comp 490: Senior Capstone Seminar

Association for Computing Machinery:


Research interests:

I do research in Artificial Intelligence, particularly using robots. My emphasis is on learning systems that perform low level and high level planning and execution in the world. My current research uses a case-based reasoning knowledge core to serve a hybrid robot control system. I also have interests in introspective and metacognitive reasoning. I am always looking for students interested in independent study or working with me on summer research.

Current CV is here


Research with Students

Picture of Comp 494 class with our robot