Randy Goebel, Associate Vice-President (Research) and Associate Vice President (Academic)
As Associate Vice President (Research) and Associate Vice President (Academic), R.G. (Randy) Goebel provides leadership to the administration of centres and institutes at the University of Alberta and is a member of the senior leadership teams of both the Academic and Research portfolios. A professor of Computing Science and principle investigator in the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (AMII), Randy received the B.Sc. (Computer Science) from the University of Regina, M.Sc. (Computing Science) from the University of Alberta, and Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of British Columbia.
Randy's theoretical work on abduction, hypothetical reasoning and belief revision is internationally well known, and his recent application of practical belief revision and constraint programming to scheduling, layout, and web mining is now having industrial impact. His recent research is focused on the formalization of visualization, with applications in several application areas including web mining, optimization, natural language processing, legal reasoning, precision health, and intelligent transportation.
Randy has previously held faculty appointments at the University of Waterloo, University of Tokyo, Multimedia University (Kuala Lumpur), Hokkaido University (Sapporo), visiting researcher engagements at National Institute of Informatics (Tokyo), DFKI (Germany), and NICTA (now Data61, in Australia), and is actively involved in collaborative research projects in Canada, Japan, China, and Germany.
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