David Ash

In December, 1993, I completed my Computer Science Ph.D. in the Adaptive Intelligent Systems (AIS) group at Stanford's Knowledge Systems Laboratory; I am presently consulting for the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, New York. My doctoral research attacked the problem of providing effective response in real-time situations with limited resources--my thesis "Diagnosis using action-based hierarchies for optimal real-time performance" proposed and analyzed an alternative to classical decision tree structuring geared towards finding an effective action in as short a time as possible. My theoretical ideas were implemented in the ReAct system which in turn is part of the Guardian intensive care unit patient monitoring system.

Recent papers

Education

University of Waterloo, Canada, 1981-1986
Bachelor of Mathematics, Mathematics
Stanford University, 1987-1993
Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science

Employment

Netron Inc, Toronto, Canada, 1984-1987
Systems Analyst
IGC Corp, Victoria, Canada, 1987
Software Developer
IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY, 1994-
Software Consultant

Getting in touch

I prefer to be contacted by email:
ash@hpp.stanford.edu