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Ben Wright

  • PhD Student
  • Teaching Assitant
  • New Mexico State University
  • 4PublicationsNumber of items in Ben's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 17Followers


Currently looking into Knowledge Reasoning in Groups from the perspective of reasoning about action and change in the form of Action Theories. (put another way, I'm looking at multi-agent planning and how we can tie beliefs/knowledge into it) My main interest is in the interaction of distributed things, so distributed systems stuff and ad-hoc network stuff peeks my interest every once and a while as well. The really cool part though is the reasoning. In the past I've done some Knowledge Representation stuff dealing with Phylogeny and a very little bit of research pertaining to Proteomics. Some parts of Bioinformatics problems I find interesting, but most of it I feel is up to the actual Biologist and/or Chemist to work on.... My interest wains quickly when I'm starting to actually learn stuff about biology/chemistry. Abstract out the problem, then I'll look at it. (okay, [\end rant] ). I also am starting to have a growing interest in Teaching and Education for both CS and AI and in general. How do we teach reasoning? How can we make programming classes more discussion based? So I'm looking into thinks like Computational Thinking and inquiry-based learning.

Recent publications

  • Implementing Reversible Processes in Multi-agent Action Languages Using Answer Set Planning

    • Wright B
    • Pontelli E
    • Son T
  • Together, Is Anything Possible? A Look at Collective Commitments for Agents

    • Wright B

Professional experience

Teaching Assitant

New Mexico State University

August 2012 - Present

PhD Student

New Mexico State University

August 2009 - Present

JSPS Summer Program Fellow / NSF EAPSI Fellow

Wakayama University

June 2012 - August 2012(2 months)

GK-12 DISSECT Fellow

New Mexico State University

August 2010 - June 2012(2 years)

Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant

New Mexico State University

August 2007 - August 2010(3 years)

Staff Programmer

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

May 2009 - August 2009(3 months)


New Mexico State University

August 2007 - Present

B.S. in Computer Science

University of Evansville

August 2003 - May 2007(4 years)


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