Alex Pelin Portrait

Alex Pelin

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Alex Pelin was awarded a B.S. in computer science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973, an M.S. in computer and information sciences in 1974 and a Ph.D. in computer and information sciences in 1977, also from the University of Pennsylvania. After eight years on faculty at Temple University, Dr. Pelin joined the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University in 1985.

Honors and Awards

  • 1988-present: Member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS).
  • Member in the program committee for the for The Seventh IEEE Conference on Artificial intelligence Applications (CAIA) to be held in Miami Beach, in February 1991
  • Member of the panel on Artificial Intelligence in the computer science curriculum at Florida universities at the FLAIRS 88 conference.
  • Member, Ph. D. Examination Committee for William Dowling and Madjid Naini.
  • Member, Ph. D. Examination Committee for Margaret Christensen.
  • Member of the Program Committee for THE 1984 ACM National Computer Science Conference.

Research and Educational Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Logic
  • Computer Aided Instruction
  • Programming Languages

Background Education

1977 Ph.D., Computer & Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
1974 M.S., Computer & Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
1973 B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

  • Chairs
    • Chairman of the Tutorial Committee for FLAIRS 1991 Conference
    • Co-chairman of the Tutorial Committee for FLAIRS 1990 Conference.
    • Co-chairman of the Publicity Committee for the PARBASE-90 conference.
  • Member
    • 1988-present: Member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society (FLAIRS).
    • Member in the program committee for the for The Seventh IEEE Conference on Artificial intelligence Applications (CAIA) to be held in Miami Beach, in February 1991
    • Member of the panel on Artificial Intelligence in the computer science curriculum at Florida universities at the FLAIRS 88 conference.
    • Member, Ph. D. Examination Committee for William Dowling and Madjid Naini.
    • Member, Ph. D. Examination Committee for Margaret Christensen.
    • Member of the Program Committee for THE 1984 ACM National Computer Science Conference.
  • Reviewer
    • Reviewer for Various Manuscripts.
    • Reviewer for Tenure Applications
    • Reviewer for RAIRO Theoretical Informatics a theoretical computer science journal.
  • Judge for THE 1989 ACM Programming; Competition for the South-East Region which took place in November 1989.

Professional Experience

1985 – present Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199

1979 – 1985 Assistant Professor, Computer Sciences, Temple University

1978 – 1979 Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Sciences, Temple University

1977 – 1978 Instructor, Computer Sciences, Temple University

1977 Consultant, the Automatic Program Generation Project, University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

  • A. Pelin: “Exact Computation Sequences,” to appear in Congressus Numerantium , 1990.
  • A. Pelin and R. Ege: “Transforming Data Type Specifications into Programs,” Advances in Artificial Intelligence , Vol. 1, Jai Press, 1989, pp. 361-383.
  • A. Pelin and W. Kraynek :”The Knuth-Bendix Algorithm in Parallel Architecture,” Proceedings of IEEE Southeast Con ” 89 , April 1989, pp. 645-648.
  • R. Ege and A. Pelin: “Type Abstractions for Expert Systems,” Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on System Research, Informatics and Cybernetics , 1989.
  • A. Pelin : “Computing with Conditional Rewrite Rules,” Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes On Computer Science, Vol. 308, December 1988, pp. 197-211.