Jim Reggia

Professor Emeritus
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(301) 405-2686
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Ph.D., University of Maryland (Computer Science)

James A. Reggia is a professor emeritus of computer science with joint appointments in UMIACS and in the Department of Neurology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

His research interests span neural computation, artificial intelligence, genetic programming, and artificial life.

Reggia has authored more than 200 refereed journal and conference papers in these areas. Recently he has focused on developing new methods for creating large-scale integrated neuro-computational systems as a basis or machine intelligence and neurocognitive modeling. This work has included modeling of specific cortical regions for visual and language processing, and modeling of basic cortical mechanisms, such as self-organizing map formation, learning to process temporal sequences, emergence of hemispheric asymmetries and specialization, and working memory.

His past work has been funded by DARPA, ONR, NSF, NIH, and multiple industry sources. He routinely teaches computer science graduate courses in neural computation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, evolutionary computation, and artificial life.

Reggia holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland and an M.D. in clinical neurology.

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Reggia JA, Nau DS.  1984.  An abductive non-monotonic logic. Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning.


Reggia JA.  1983.  The case for artificial intelligence in medicine. Computer Applications in Medical Care, 1983. Proceedings. The Seventh Annual Symposium on.

Reggia JA, Nau DS, Wang PY.  1983.  A New Inference Method for Frame-based Expert System. Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Reggia JA.  1983.  The Role of Spatial Knowledge in Expert Systems. Representation and Processing of Spatial Knowledge, TR-1275. Dept. of Comp. sci „Univ. of Maryland, May.

Reggia JA, Dana SN, Pearl YW.  1983.  Expert systems based on set covering model. International Journal on Man-Machine Studies. 19:443-460.

Reggia JA, Nau DS.  1983.  S., Wang. PY, Diagnostic Expert Systems Based on a Set Covering Model. International Journal on Man-Machine studies. 19:437–46O-437–46O.

Reggia JA, Nau DS, Wang PY.  1983.  Diagnostic expert systems based on a set covering model. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies. 19(5):437-460.


Reggia JA, Perricone B.  1982.  KMS reference manual. Dep. Comput. Sci., Univ. Maryland, College Park, Tech. Rep. TR-1136.


Zagoria R, Reggia JA, Price T, Banko M.  1981.  Bayesian classification in medicine: The transferability question. Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care.