Computer Science (Assistant Professor), Rutgers, 1971-74

I was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey during 1971-74.

The Department was new, starting just two years earlier. My office was in the Hill Center for the Mathematical Sciences in the Busch Campus in Piscataway.


I taught in both the Graduate College and the undergraduate, Livingston College, which “embodied the spirit of social responsibility and cultural awareness demanded by students of the time.”

Through Livingston College, I taught courses such as basic programming and data structures. One of my favorites was Models of Thought, an early cognitive science course. I also taught masters and doctoral students in areas such as Non-Numerical Algorithms, Natural Language Processing, Question Answering by Computer, Artificial Intelligence, and Discrete Structures.


I continued work on natural language understanding by computer, especially in the context of an NIH grant on computers in biomedicine, Research Resource on Computers in Biomedicine, 1971-74. This included the Chronos and Believer natural language systems.

[Hill Center photo from the Rutgers website; Delaware and Raritan canal photo from]

Longitude 74.47168 W, Latitude 40.52180 N.

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