Faculty Interest Inventory
Office for Research
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Kodak Chair of Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Baveye comes to Rensselaer from Cornell University, which he joined in 1989 following a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Cornell, he was involved in a number of institutes and departments, and from 2002 onward served as director of the Laboratory of Geoenvironmental Science and Engineering.
In 2007, Baveye was named professor and chair of soil ecosystems modeling at the Scottish Informatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics (SIMBIOS) research center housed at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland, and a member of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES). He currently serves as chair of computational modeling and director of SIMBIOS. In addition to his continuing research at Cornell and his leadership at Dundee, Baveye serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hydrology, one of the top three journals in the field of water resources. He also has a long-standing interest in research on self-directed learning, and is currently working on a book about the future of higher education.
Along with being actively involved in many professional societies, Baveye was elected in 2009 as a foreign member of the French Academy of Agriculture. Also in 2009, he was selected as a featured scientist in the “Great Minds” exhibition created by the Scottish Science Centres. In 2008, Baveye received the Soil and Water Conservation Society Editor’s Choice Award, which recognized his article “Soils and runaway global warming: Terra incognita” published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Other awards include the 2004 Innovative Teaching Award from the Cornell Center of Information Technology, and the 2001 Mentoring Award from the Association of Women Soil Scientists in recognition of excellence in encouraging others to develop professionally.
Originally from Belgium, Baveye earned his master’s degree in continuum mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1983, and his doctoral degree in soil science from the University of California Riverside in 1985. In 2002, he received an honorary doctorate from the International Sakharov Environmental University in Minsk, Belarus.
Ph.D, Soil Science, University of California, Riverside. M.S. Continuum Mechanics Johns Hopkins University
Sun, 2010-06-13 02:05 — brings
Professor & Department Head
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)
Selmer Bringsjord specializes in the logico-mathematical and philosophical foundations of articial intelli-
gence (AI) and cognitive science, and in collaboratively building AI systems on the basis of computational
logic. Though he spends considerable \engineering" time in pursuit of ever-smarter computing machines,
he claims that \armchair" reasoning time has enabled him to deduce that the human mind will forever be
superior to such machines.
Bringsjord received the bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and the PhD from Brown
University, where he studied under Roderick Chisholm. Bringsjord is not unhappy about the apparent
fact that he is through Chisholm an intellectual descendant of Leibniz, many of whose views to a high
degree align with his own, and whose interest in a rather wide range of intellectual matters matches his own
trans-disciplinary modus operandi.
Bringsjord has long been on faculty at America's oldest technological university: Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute (RPI) in Troy; where he currently holds appointments in the Department of Cognitive Science, the
Department of Computer Science, and the Lally School of Management & Technology, and where as a Full
Professor he teaches AI, formal logic, human and machine reasoning, philosophy of AI, other topics relating
to formal logic, and the intellectual history of New York City and the Hudson Valley. Funding for his r&d
has come from the Luce Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, AT&T,
IBM, Apple, AFRL, ARDA/DTO/IARPA, ONR, DARPA, AFOSR, and other sponsors. Bringsjord has
consulted to and advised many companies in the general realm of intelligent systems, and continues to do
PhD, Philosophy. Brown University
2004 Trustees (Annual) Outstanding Achievement Award (scholarly productivity)
The 1995 Hesburgh Award (member of winning Rensselaer team; for excellence in undergraduate
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