WPI Computer Science Department

Computer Science Department
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AIDG Schedule
Fall Semester 1999

Version: Tue Dec 7 20:07:38 EST 1999


All introductory readings will be taken from:


Date     Leader       Topic

16 Sept -- Grammatical Design (.pdf) 23 Sept -- advanced topics: Configuration 30 Sept -- Configuration-design problem solving (.pdf) 7 Oct -- advanced topics: "Requirements for Configurer Tests" (.pdf) 14 Oct -- The "What" and "How" of Learning in Design (.pdf) 21 Oct -- Joe Gorman (EMC Corp. and WPI CS MS grad student) "Recent research interests in implementing 'Seeing As' characteristic of design objects" Systems that support the multi-disciplinary nature of design are faced with the need to provide a representation of the object under design that supports each design discipline. This work focuses on how database and design meta-data can be used to provide an implementation that both supports design problem solving and adequately addresses issues surrounding database view materialization. 28 Oct -- Issues in Multiagent Design Systems (.pdf) 4 Nov -- advanced topics: tba 11 Nov --no mtg-- 18 Nov -- Case-Based Reasoning in Design (.pdf) 25 Nov --no mtg-- 2 Dec -- Functional Reasoning in Design (.pdf) 9 Dec -- Janice Gobert , Dept. of Learning & Teaching, Harvard University, "Expertise in the Comprehension of Architectural Plans". Janice Gobert is currently a Research Associate at Harvard University and an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Science Studies at Western Michigan University. Her Ph.D. is in Cognitive Science from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the use of diagrams for science learning, design, and problem-solving. Wed 15 Dec Public Ph.D. Dissertation Defense 3:00-5:00 "Design Simplification by Analogical Reasoning" FL 126 Marton E. Balazs 16 Dec --no mtg--

Note: Other readings for meetings will be made available in advance at the AIDG meeting,
in your mailbox, or in the AIDG mailbox in the CS department office.


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