Dr. Thomas S. Armstrong

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer
Field of Specialization: Computer Science
Name: Dr. Thomas S. Armstrong
Official Address and Designation: Assistant Professor
Wheaton College
Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Norton, Massachusetts
Host Institution in India: Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University
Patan, Gujarat
Duration of Grant: 5 months
july 2011
Brief Bio:
Dr. Thomas Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of computer science at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. He is the founder of the Wheaton Robotics Laboratory where he investigates the acquisition of language in robots and data mining of time series and speech. He is the author of numerous publications on grammatical inference and unsupervised discovery of patterns in data. In 2010, Dr. Armstrong was named as the Whiting Foundation Fellow.
During his time in India as a Fulbright-Nehru fellow, Dr Armstrong plans to develop curricula and help expand the scope of the Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University's Computer Science department; explore best practices and environments to improve recruitment and retention of women in Computer Science; and learn a new language in a multicultural environment. Dr. Armstorng will lecture on topics from the field of Artificial Intelligence focusing on robotics, data mining, and formal language learning.