Associate Professor of Computer Science
Special Presidential Assistant for Diversity
Jaime Dávila obtained his Ph.D. from the City University of New York. His main research interest is in the area of genetic optimization of neural networks for human-like tasks. He is currently using neural networks to solve symbolic/cognitive tasks, including team-based 3D computer games, resource allocation during medical emergencies, and maze navigation. His papers have been presented at conferences such as the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks; the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms; the Congress on Evolutionary Computation; the International Conference on Neural Information Processing; the Conference of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence; and the CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference.
As Presidential Special Assistant for Diversity, Professor Dávila currently works with faculty and student groups at Hampshire College to advance diversity in the life of the college. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disability, and class diversity as well as diversity based on sexual orientation.
Diversity, Equity, and Community: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Educational Platform (Fall 2009)
Intergroup Dialogue (Fall 2009)
Software Engineering (Spring 2009)
Training Processes of Intergroup Dialogue (January 2009)
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