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Edward A. Fox

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Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Address: Department of Computer Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
660 McBryde Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0106

Curriculum Vitae:

Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU), where he serves as Associate Director for Research at the Computing Center, and Professor of Computer Science. He directs the Information Access Lab, "Interactive Learning with a Digital Library in Computer Science", "Improving Graduate Education with a National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations", and a number of other research and development projects. In addition to his courses at Virginia Tech, Dr. Fox has taught more than 25 tutorials, in 9 countries.

For the Association for Computing Machinery he served 1988-91 as a member of the Publications Board and as editor-in-chief of ACM Press Database Products (responsible for the broad area of electronic publishing including online, CD-ROM, hypertext, interactive multimedia, and developing an electronic library). He also served from 1987-95 as vice chair and then chair of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval, and from 1992-94 as founder and chairman of the Steering Committee for the ACM Multimedia series of conferences. He serves as chair of the Steering Committee for the ACM Digital Libraries series of conferences, was Program Chair for ACM DL'96, and is a member of the editorial board for ACM/Springer Journal on Multimedia Systems.

He was project director for the Virginia Disc series of CD-ROMs as well as for VPI&SU work on interactive digital video. He is editor for Morgan Kaufmann Publishers book series on Multimedia Information and Systems. He also serves on the editorial boards of CD-ROM Professional, Electronic Publishing (Origination, Dissemination and Design), Information Processing and Management, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Journal of Universal Computer Science, and Multimedia Tools and Applications. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the areas of digital libraries, information storage and retrieval, hypertext/hypermedia/multimedia, computational linguistics, CD-ROM and optical disc technology, electronic publishing, and expert systems.

Main Research Interests:

  • working toward local, national and international digital libraries
  • improving learning with digital libraries and interactive hypermedia
  • developing effective and efficient techniques for information storage and retrieval involving library catalogs, bibliographic and full text databases, and multimedia collections
  • modeling and simulating WWW to improve performance and effectiveness for users
  • application of advanced storage, computational linguistics, AI methods