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Introducing myself to RSDN

I'm Jocelyn. I'm a software consultant, and I've worked for the University. I used to teach artificial intelligence to undergraduates at Experimental Psychology, and wrote numerous Prolog and Pop-11 programs to help students with AI. One of my programs implemented virtual creatures which could understand simple English commands and plan how to obey them. I helped Joseph Goguen and his students in the Computing Lab, writing Lisp to implement a programming language called Eqlog. And, since 2008, I've worked with Andrew Moore of the Oxford Pain Research Group, using R and Weka to analyse trials of pain-relief drugs.

The things I've worked on outside the University include natural-language processing, expert systems, holographic reduced representations, robotics and machine learning in drug design, making spreadsheets safer, compilers, category theory, Web-based economic models, the WordPress and Drupal Web-site builders, and the Moodle e-learning system. There's more on my home page about these. I know over 20 programming languages, including Ada, C, Excel, Fortran, Java, JavaScript, Lisp, Modula, Pascal, Perl, PHP, Prolog, Pyret, Python, R, Scheme, Snobol, and Visual Basic.

In the list below, I've written about some of the work that most interests me and that I have the most experience in.