Edward Gilkison Jones (Gil)
| School address:
|| Home address:
| 732 Yale Ave.
|| 114 Highland Dr.
| Swarthmore, PA 19081
|| Berea, KY 40403
To find employment in research or product development related to robotics, artificial
intelligence, and neurobiology in Japan, Europe, or the United States.
Swarthmore College, 1997-present (B.A. expected June 2001)
Berea Community High School, Berea, Kentucky, 1993-1997
- Honors special major computer science; minor biology
- Focuses: Artificial intelligence, robotics, and neurobiology
- Thesis title:
"HYSTE: A HYbrid System for Thorough Exploration"
- Relevant courses: Artifical Intelligence, Building Intelligent Robots, Algorithms,
Theory of Computation, UNIX Network Programming (senior seminar), Neurobiology, Learning and Memory (biology seminar)
- GPA 3.59. GPA in major 3.91
- Valedictorian. 4.0 GPA, unweighted
- National Merit Scholar. Robert F. Byrd Scholarship
Summer 2000: Member, Swarthmore College Robotics Team
Summer 1999: Student Contractor, Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence
(Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC)
- Developed speech module and central state controller module for agent entered in the "Hors
d'oeuvres Anyone?" competition, 2000 AAAI conference, Austin, Texas.
1998-1999: Student Employee, Swarthmore College, Computer Science Department
- Integrated a rule-based genetic algorithms program (SAMUEL) and a naval flight simulator
for development of autopilots and optimization of sonar configurations.
- Lab assistant for computer architecture class. Assisted students with projects using
Altera and VHDL.
- Grader for introductory C and UNIX class.
Publications, Honors, and Awards:
B. A. Maxwell, L. A. Meeden, N. S. Addo, P. Dickson, N. Fairfield,
N. Johnson, E. G. Jones, S. Kim, P. Malla, M. Murphy, B. Rutter, E. Silk,
"REAPER: A Reflexive Architecture for Perceptive Agents", AI Magazine 22(1): Spring 2001, 53-66.
Associate Member, Sigma Xi National Scientific Research Society
- 2000 AAAI conference, Austin, Texas:
Member, Swarthmore Robotics Team, which won first place in the "Hors d'oeuvres Anyone?" competition and the
Ben Weigbret Award for Integrative Artificial Intelligence Technologies.
Primary programming language: C
- 2000 hours programming experience in artificial intelligence and robotics applications.
Secondary programming languages: Java, Scheme, Pascal, Interactive C, VHDL, HTML
- Operating Systems: UNIX Solaris, Redhat Linux, MacOS/OSX/Darwin, Windows 98/NT
- Robot Platforms (in order of experience): RWI Magellan Pro/Magellen 2, Nomad SuperScout, Applied AI Systems Khepera, ActivMedia AmigaBot, and MIT HandyBoard/Miniboard
- Laboratory experience: Conducted rodent experiments investigating pharmacological effects on learning
- Language: Chinese (2.5 years college coursework, basic functional fluency)
- Other interests: Classical and jazz saxaphone, modern and improvisational dance
Lisa Meeden. Associate professor and program director, Computer Science, Swarthmore College
Bruce Maxwell, Assistant professor, Engineering, Swarthmore College
Kathleen Siwicki, Associate professor, Biology, Swarthmore College
Alan Schultz, Head, Intelligent Systems Section, Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence