Technical Director for FAUST, an early multi-organisation 'large demonstrator' project, which introduced Artificial Intelligence techniques to the UK electricity industry. FAUST (Fault Analysis Using Simulation and Testing) diagnosed faults on the high-voltage electricity distribution network in real-time from partial and often unreliable telemetry. The system applied a combination of heuristic and model-based reasoning to an object-orientated model of the distribution network, within an overall Blackboard architecture.
|History of Artificial Intelligence
Especially the 'pre-history' of AI before 1956, the mechanisation of games (chess, checkers, nim etc.) from the 18th century onwards and AI in Britain from Turing up to the Alvey Programme in the 1980s.
Invited lectures on 'Artificial Intelligence in Fact and Fiction: the First 3,000 Years' at the IFIP World Computer Congress
2006 (Santiago, Chile) and AI-2006
Over 150 external lectures, seminars, etc. presented on a variety of topics,
principally concerning Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Knowledge-Based
Systems and the use of computers in education, to a range of audiences,
including academics in Computer Science (and other disciplines), computer
professionals, teachers and senior Local Education Authority staff, undergraduate
and postgraduate students, and both technical and general management.
These include lectures in Denmark, Canada, Holland, Spain, Japan, the
Republic of Ireland, Yugoslavia, France, Germany, the United States, China,
Finland, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Chile and Australia.