Professor Victor Lesser
Victor R. Lesser received his B.A. in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1966, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1969 and 1972, respectively. He has been a professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts on the Amherst campus since 1977. His major research focus is on the control and organization of complex AI systems. Professor Lesser is a Fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and is considered a leading researcher in the areas of blackboard systems for interpretation, distributed AI, and real-time AI. He has also made contributions in the areas of diagnostics, plan recognition, and intelligent user interfaces.