Andrea Danyluk

Professor of Computer Science at Williams College

Andrea Danyluk

Andrea Danyluk

Professor of Computer Science at Williams College

Biography

Andrea Pohoreckyj Danyluk
Department of Computer Science

Education
Columbia University, Ph.D. in Computer Science, May 1992.
Dissertation: Extraction and Use of Contextual Attributes for Theory Completion: An Integration of
Explanation-Based and Similarity-Based Learning.
Advisors: Kathleen McKeown and Michael Lebowitz
Columbia University, M.Phil. in Computer Science, June 1989.
Columbia University, M.S. in Computer Science, January 1986.
Vassar College, A.B. in Mathematics/Computer Science with Honors, May 1984.
Professional Experience
Williams College, Dennis A. Meenan ’54 Third Century Professor of Computer Science (2012-), Professor
of Computer Science (2006-2012), Associate Professor of Computer Science (2001-2006), Assistant
Professor of Computer Science (1993-2001), Department Chair (2005-2008).
Williams College Acting Dean of the Faculty (August 2009-March 2010), Associate Dean of the Faculty
(April-June 2010).
Williams College, Cognitive Science Program Chair (2005-2006).
Bell Atlantic Science and Technology, White Plains, NY. Research Consultant, 1997-1998.
NYNEX Science and Technology, Inc., White Plains, NY. Member of Technical Staff, 1990-1994.
Columbia University, Department of Computer Science. Teaching Assistant and Research Fellow, 1984- 1990.
Philips Laboratories, Briarcliff Manor, NY. Summer Member of Research Staff and Research Intern, 1988-
1989.
GTE Laboratories, Waltham, MA. Summer Member of Technical Staff, 1987.

Teaching
Williams College
Courses Developed
CSCI 108 Artificial Intelligence: Image and Reality
CSCI 134 Introduction to Computer Science (in Java), with Kim Bruce and Tom Murtagh
CSCI 373 Artificial Intelligence
CSCI 374T Machine Learning
Courses Taught
CSCI 134 Introduction to Computer Science
CSCI 136 Data Structures and Advanced Programming
CSCI 361 Theory of Computation
CSCI 011 C, Unix, and the Joy of X

CSCI 014 Lego Robotics
COGS 222 Minds, Brains, and Intelligent Behavior
COGS 493 Cognitive Science Senior Seminar
Reading Course
John Coffey (Spring 1999) Knowledge Representations for Natural Language Processing
NYNEX Science and Technology, Inc.
Machine Learning Seminar (1990-1991)
Columbia University
Introduction to Computer Science with Pascal (Fall 1985)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Two of six lectures for Frontiers of Science (Fall 2011)
Berkshire Institute for Lifetime Learning
Artificial Intelligence: Image and Reality (Spring 2007)

Research Supervised
Chansoo Lee (2011-2012).
Active Learning with Feature Feedback for Object Identification.
Nicholas Arnosti (2010-2011).
Feature Selection via Probabilistic Outputs and Training of Linear Support Vector Machines.
Patricia Jacobs Klein (2010-2011).
Explaining the Testing Effect.
* Co-advisor with Nate Kornell
Heidy Khlaaf (Florida State University), Lucy Simko (Washington and Lee University), Emily Yu
(Williams College) (Summer 2010 at Tufts University; with Prof. Carla Brodley).
Active Learning in Domains with Highly Skewed Class Distributions.
David Moore (2009-2010).
Transfer and Structure Learning in Markov Logic Networks.
Sara Carian, James (Robby) Finley, and William Jannen (Summer 2008).
Identification of Individual Spotted Salamanders.
Kyle Campbell (Fall 2007).
Models for Predicting Emotional States from Emotion-Antecedent Appraisal Dimensions.
David Moore (Summer 2007).
Computer Vision Algorithms for Identification of Spotted Salamanders.
Michael Gnozzio (2006-2007).
Constructive Induction of Neural Network Topology.
Alexandra Constantin (2006-2007, Spring 2006).
Brain Computer Interfaces.
Myron Minn-Thu-Aye (Summer 2006).
Identification of Spotted Salamanders.
Robin Stewart (2005-2006).
Automatic Identification of Off-Topic Regions of Conversation.
Neal Holtschulte (Fall 2005).
A Model of In-Group/Out-Group Bias.
Marina Lifshin (2004-2005).
Artificially Intelligent Animation Generation.
Alexandra Constantin (WSP 2005).
Applying Hidden Markov Models to Learn from Sequence Data.
Evan Sandhaus (2001-2002).

Developmental Ordering of Input Examples to Neural Networks.
Joshua Ain and Robert Gonzalez (Summer 2001).
Classification of Business News: an Investigation of Machine Learning Algorithms and their
Application to Unlabeled Textual Documents.
Alfonso Gonzalez del Riego (Fall 1999).
Integrating Time Series Prediction and Clustering to Classify Data According to Style.
Alfonso Gonzalez del Riego, Esteban Roman, Miles A. Munson (Summer 1999).
Empirical Evaluation of the Effects of Systematic Data Error on Inductive Learning Algorithms.
Alexander Eaton-Salners (Fall 1998).
Identification of Systematic Data Error via Conceptual Clustering.
Brendan Burns (1997-1998).
INDIGENT: Genetically Refining Expert Neural Networks.
Jeffrey Bolas (1996-1997).
PHIL-TOR: Natural Language Preprocessing in Document Filtering.
Kimberly Tabtiang (Summer 1995).
Preliminary study of the effects of systematic data error on inductive learning algorithms.

Grants and Awards
NSF REU supplement, BPC grant awarded to the Computing Research Association Committee on the
Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) With Prof. Carla Brodley, Tufts University. (Summer
2010)
Making Interaction Fundamental in Object-oriented CS1: Programming Tools and Curricular Materials to
Support Concurrency and Event-driven Programming, NSF CCLI Grant (DUE-0088895) With Kim Bruce
and Thomas Murtagh. $287,892. (January 2001-December 2003)
Effects of Systematic Data Error on Inductive Machine Learning Algorithms, NSF POWRE Grant (EIA-
9806218) $74,352. (1998-2000)
NYNEX Science and Technology University Research Program, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994. Applied for
funding for University of Pittsburgh (1991, 1992), University of California, Irvine (1992, 1993, 1994), and
University of Wisconsin, Madison (1994). Awarded funds are given to the universities to help carry out
research programs of value to NYNEX Science and Technology. They must be applied for by a NYNEX
employee. Above awards are for research programs in Machine Learning in the amount of $25,000 each.

Current Professional Activities and Affiliations
Member of the Steering Committee, ACM/IEEE Computer Science Curriculum 2013.
Member of The Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing
Research (CRA-W), 2008-present. Special Project: Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates
in Computer Science and Engineering (CREU).
Member of Advisory Board, CRA-W/CDC study to evaluate Broadening Participation in Computing
programs for underrepresented students, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Member of LACS (The Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium), (2006-present).
Member of Advisory Board, International Conference on Machine Learning (2012).
Member of Sigma Xi, ACM, IEEE, and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Other Professional Activities and Service
Member of Advisory Board, Machine Learning Experiences in Artificial Intelligence: A Multi-Institutional
Project, NSF DUE 0716338.
International Conference on Machine Learning and affiliated workshops
Member of Advisory Board (2002, 2003, 2004, 2012).
Program Committee (2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012).
Program Committee, Workshop on Data Mining Lessons Learned (2002).
Program Committee, Workshop on Integrated Learning in Real World Domains (1992).
The National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and affiliated workshops and symposia
Program Committee, EAAI-11, the Second Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial
Intelligence (2011).
Program Committee, AAAI Workshop on AI Education (2008).
Tutorial Forum Co-Chair (2007 and 2008).
Program Committee (2006).
Reviewer, Eighth SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium (2003).
Panelist, the Seventh SIGART/AAAI Doctoral Consortium (2002).
Associate Chairperson (1991).
The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)
Program Committee (2001).
The Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Symposium (FLAIRS)
Program Committee, Special Track on AI Education (2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012).
Program Committee (2001).
The ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)
Reviewer (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012).
Panels and Special Sessions Chair (2007) and Co-Chair (2009).

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Mentor, New Investigator Session and Ph.D. Forum (2010).
Birds of a Feather Committee (2008).
Judge, ACM Student Research Competition (2009, 2011).
Scholarship Program Reviewer (2007, 2010).
5th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence
Program Committee (1993).
IEEE/ACM Computer Science Curriculum 2001
Intelligent Systems Focus Group (1999 - 2000).
Reviewer for the National Science Foundation, Machine Learning Journal, Journal of Machine Learning
Research, Journal of AI Research, Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, IEEE Transactions
on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, ACM Transactions on Computing Education, Wiley, and Morgan
Kaufmann.
External Reviewer, University of San Francisco Department of Computer Science (April 2008), Wellesley
College Department of Computer Science (2012).
Comprehensive Program Reviewer, FIPSE – Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
(2003).
Tenure/Promotion reviews: Pomona College, The College of New Jersey, SUNY Potsdam, Vassar College,
Drew University, Denison University, Adelphi University.
Committees and Service at Williams College
Trustee Marshall (2012).
Committee on Appointments and Promotions (2012-2015, 2007-2010).
Chair, Committee on Priorities and Resources (2011-2012).
Ad Hoc Committee on the Tenure Appeal Process (2010-11).
Presidential Search Committee (2009).
Coordinating Committee for the College’s Self-Study (2006-2007).
Chair, Faculty Steering Committee (July-December 2006).
Faculty Steering Committee (2005-2007).
Cognitive Science Program Advisory Committee (2003-present).
CTAH/FCMT Advisory Committee (2004-2008).
Chair, Committee on Educational Policy (2001-2002).
Committee on Educational Policy (2000-2001).
Phi Beta Kappa, Secretary/Treasurer (2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2000-2001).
Faculty Review Panel (2006-2007, 1999-2001).
Division III and Psychology Research Funding Committee (2010-2012, 2000-2001).
Science Executive Committee (2005-2008, 1998-1999).
CenterSeries Programming Committee, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance (2010-2011)
Honor and Discipline Committee (1999-2000, 1996-1997), Discipline Committee(2004-2005, 1995-1996).
College Task Force on Computers and the Curriculum (1996-1997).
Herchel Smith and Donovan-Moody Fellowship Selection Committee (2010, 2008).
Flynt Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee (2008).
Horace F. Clark Fellowship Selection Committee (2008).
Goldwater Fellowship Nominating Committee (1998).
Watson Fellowship Nominating Committee (1995).
First Year Student Advisor (2012-13, 2011-2012, 2010-2011, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, 2003-
2004, 2000-2001, 1999-2000, 1998-1999, 1996-1997, 1995-1996).

Department Service
Computer Science Department Colloquium Coordinator (1995, 1996, 1998-99, 1999-2000, Spring 2004,
Fall 2004).
TA coordinator (Spring 1995, Spring 1997, 2001-2002).
Honors and Awards
Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)
Distinguished Professor, 2010 Cohort of Associate Professors Project.
CRA-W Distinguished Professor, 2008 Cohort of Associate Professors Project.
Computer Science Graduate Research Fellowship, Columbia University, 1984-1990.
Phi Beta Kappa, Vassar College, 1984.
Vassar Fellowship, Vassar College, 1984.
Gertrude Smith and Mary Evelyn Wells Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Vassar College, 1984.

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Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams. Originally a men's college, Williams became co-educational in 1970. It is located in Williamstown, MA, USA.

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