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NOTE: I am not currently accepting new graduate students.

I am a Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor. My area of research is Search Algorithms (especially pathfinding algorithms for video games).

About Me

I am currently serving as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. For email specific to my role as Associate Dean, please use the email address Email to me in my role as a faculty member should be sent to

I was a Research Associate and Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo from July 1990 to August 1991. Then I became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Regina from August 1991 to June 1996. In July 1996, I was promoted to Associate Professor. I joined the University of Windsor's School of Computer Science in July 2001 and served as Acting Director of the School of Computer Science from January 2004 to December 2004. I was elected President of the Canadian Society for the Computational Studies of Intelligence (served May 2005-April 2007) which subsequently changed its name to the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association. In July 2005, I was promoted to Full Professor.

My Ph.D. is in Computing Science from the University of Alberta in 1991. From the University of Waterloo, I received an M.Math. degree in 1987 and a Joint Honours B.Math degree in Computer Science and Economics (Co-op) in 1984. In 1972, I peeled potatoes for a penny per pound (seriously).

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