Timothy Wilking Finin

Curriculum Vitae, September 1, 2015

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Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250
voice:+1-410-455-3522, fax:+1-410-455-3969, mobile:+1-410-499-3522
finin@umbc.edu, tfinin@gmail.com, http://umbc.edu/~finin

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, Semantic Web, natural language processing, security, multiagent systems, knowledge and database systems, social media, mobile and pervasive computing


Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Illinois, 1980. dissertation: The Semantic Interpretation of Compound Nominals (advisor: D. L. Waltz)

M.S. in Computer Science, University of Illinois, 1977. thesis: An Interpreter and Compiler for Augmented Transition Networks (advisor: D. L. Waltz)

S.B. in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971. thesis: Three Problems in Analyzing Scenes (advisor: P. H. Winston)


1991- Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

1999-2002 Director, Institute for Global Electronic Commerce
1991-95 Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science
2007- Human Language Technology Center of Excellence at The Johns Hopkins University
2007-2008 The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (sabbatical leave)

1987-91 Technical Director, Knowledge Based Information Processing, Unisys Center for Advanced Information Technology, Paoli PA

1987-91 Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

1980-87 Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

1974-80 Research Assistant, Research Associate, Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

1977 Visiting Research Staff, Computer Science Department, IBM. Research Laboratory, San Jose

1971-74 Research Staff, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT

1970 Research Assistant, The Cambridge Project, MIT