Meinolf SellmannAdjunct Assistant Professor
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|Design and Analysis of Algorithms|
|Theory of Computation|
|CSCI1410||Applied Artifical Intelligence|
|CSCI1490||Introduction to Combinatorial Optimization|
Tell us a little about your background: educational, professional, personal, etc.
In tenth grade I became interested in biology, math and computer science. After studying medicine for a year I realized that I only really enjoy logical sciences. So I decided to pursue a degree in computer science instead - one of the best decisions I have made.
What do you focus on in your research? Any recent advances?
I try to turn computers into tools that help people make better decisions. Different research communities are working on this problem, my own is artificial intelligence. Since 2007 a major focus has been the idea to boost classical logic reasoning by giving computers intuition.
What do you like about teaching?
Students. They do not follow out beaten tracks in their thinking, challenge common views and keep me on my toes by forcing me to reason within their own mental models.
How did you become interested in computer science?
The original fascination was based on the experience of programming. It lasts until today, but has been complemented by the satisfaction of performing creative research.