Martha Pollack

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Professor of Information, School of Information, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academi

Biography

Martha E. Pollack is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan, as well as Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Information. She previously served as Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs (2010-2013), Dean of the School of Information (2007-2010), and Associate Chair for Computer Science and Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2004-2007). Martha came to the University of Michigan in 2000. Before that she was on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (1991-2000), and a member of the technical staff at SRI International (1985-1991). Her bachelor's degree is from Dartmouth College, and she holds an MSEE and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of interest

A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Pollack's research has been in the area of Artificial Intelligence, where she has published widely on topics including automated planning, natural-language processing, temporal reasoning, and constraint satisfaction. A particular focus of her work as been the design of intelligent technology to assist people with cognitive impairment, a topic on which she testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Aging. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Intel, DARPA, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Education

AB, Dartmouth College
PhD and MSE, University of Pennsylvania