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Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Faculty Area:
Artificial Intelligence
awb at cs.duke.edu
N304 North
(919) 660-4022
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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1968
M.S., The Ohio State University, 1961
B.E.E., The Ohio State University, 1961

Honors & Awards

Fellow, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), 2000; Fellow, American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 1994.


Computational linguistics and automatic programming.

Selected Publications
  • Hardy, H., Strzalkowski, T., Wu, M., Ursu, C., Webb, N., Biermann, A.W., Inouye, R.B., and McKenzie, A., "Data-Driven Strategies for an Automated Dialogue System." Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2004.
  • Baker, K., McKenzie, A., Biermann, A.W., Webelhuth, G. "Constraining User Response via Multimodal Dialog Interface." International Journal of Speech Technology, 7 (4), 2004.
  • Biermann, A.W. and Ramm, D. Great Ideas in Computer Science with Java. The MIT Press, 2002.