Austin Tate

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Austin Tate
Alma materLancaster University, University of Edinburgh
Known forAI Planning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Worlds
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Edinburgh
ThesisUsing Goal Structure to Direct Search in a Problem Solver (1975)
Doctoral advisorDonald Michie
Doctoral studentsCarla Gomes

Austin Tate is Professor of Knowledge-based systems at the University of Edinburgh.[1] He is Director of AIAI (Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He is known for his contributions to AI Planning, applications of Artificial Intelligence, and work on collaborative systems in Virtual Worlds.

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  • Tate, A. (1977) Generating Project Networks, Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-77), pp. 888–893, Cambridge, MA, USA, Morgan Kaufmann. [1]
  • Currie, K.; Tate, A. (1991). "O-Plan: The open planning architecture". Artificial Intelligence. 52: 49–86. doi:10.1016/0004-3702(91)90024-E.
  • Tate, A., Levine, J., Dalton, J. and Nixon, A. (2003) Task Achieving Agents on the World Wide Web, in "Spinning the Semantic Web" (Fensel, D., Hendler, J., Liebermann, H. and Wahlster, W.), Chapter 15, pp. 431–458, MIT Press, 2003.
  • Tate, A. (2006). "The "Helpful Environment": Geographically Dispersed Intelligent Agents That Collaborate". IEEE Intelligent Systems. 21 (3): 57–61. doi:10.1109/MIS.2006.61.
  • Tate, A.; Chen-Burger, Y. H.; Dalton, J.; Potter, S.; Richardson, D.; Stader, J.; Wickler, G.; Bankier, I.; Walton, C.; Williams, P. (2010). "I-Room: A Virtual Space for Intelligent Interaction". IEEE Intelligent Systems. 25 (4): 62–71. doi:10.1109/MIS.2010.5.
  • Other Publications: O-Plan Papers, I-X Papers


  1. ^ Austin Tate's website

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