Professor and Department Chair
Artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning

Olin-Rice Science Center, 223


Professor Fox researches adaptive systems for controlling robots. She works on artificial intelligence techniques based on case-based reasoning that enable a robot to learn from its experiences and adapt its behavior to the problems it faces. Students are an integral part of her research, helping to write and test every component of her robot control system. Prof. Fox teaches courses across the computer science curriculum, including Core Concepts in Computer Science, Algorithm Design, Theory of Computation, and Artificial Intelligence.  Prof. Fox is a member of the steering committee for the Neuroscience Studies interdisciplinary program at Macalester. She is participating in a project to use meta-cognitive reasoning to improve student learning, and she is co-PI on a project to provide scholarships and support for students studying computer science. Outside of Macalester, she spends her time with her family.

AB: Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1990, computer science

MS: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1993, computer science

PhD: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1995, computer science (graduate minor in cognitive science)