||I do data engineering, which combines data
analysis with what ever else is needed to get useful information out of
data. Active in the data mining, machine learning, probabilistic network
and neural network communities.
||With Lixin Su, Michael Shilman, Andy Mayer, and the help of several
others here in Richard
Newton's lab, we're developing the next generation of stochastic search
methods using data engineering, probabilistic methods, and visualization
to guide us.
||Wray Buntine was awarded his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992 from
University of Technology, Sydney. His Ph.D. thesis was "A Theory of
Learning Classification Rules," supervised by Prof. Ross Quinlan.
His undergraduate degree was in pure and applied mathematics from the University
of Queensland, where he also won several national and university level
awards for mathematics. He spent 1989 at the Turing
Institute (since reorganized) in Glasgow, and from February 1990 to
May 1995 was a principle investigator at NASA Ames Artificial Intelligence
Research Branch, now the Computational
Sciences Division. For a while he was Senior Research Scientist with
Heuristicrats Research, Inc. and Thinkbank, Inc., and is also
VP of Research and Development at Ultimode