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Alistair Campbell

Alistair Campbell
Alistair Campbell

Chair, Associate Professor of Computer Science

Taylor Science Center 3005

Alistair Campbell's work has appeared in the proceedings of international conferences and workshops such as the SIGIR Workshop on Text Understanding and Search for Bioinformatics, the Annual Conference on Computational Genomics, and the ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.

The Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y., has awarded Campbell summer fellowships to do research on the problems of ontology alignment and semantic integration of defense department data sets. Campbell received his doctorate at the University at Buffalo. Before coming to Hamilton he was a lecturer in its Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Computer Science
Data Structures
Discrete Mathematics
Principles of Programming Languages
Computer Organization
Programming Challenges


  • Certificate of Honorable Mention, Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Awards Competition, University at Buffalo

Academic Papers

  • Campbell, Alistair E.R. "Protocol Bioinformatics: Discovering Safe Places to Embed Date in ELF Executables," technical report, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2007.
  • Campbell, Alistair E. R. and Hirshfield, Stuart H., “Next Generation Virtual Machine Technology: Exploration of ‘Protocol Bioinformatics,”’ technical report, Air Force Research Laboratory, 2007.
  • Burhans, Debra T. and Campbell, Alistair E. R., “Using snarpy to connect a KR system to Pyro,” Proceedings of the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2006), pp. 1964-1965, AAAI Press, 2006.
  • Campbell, Alistair E. R. and Burhans, Debra T., “A Layered Heterogeneous Cognitive Robotics Architecture”, Cognitive Robotics, Papers from the AAAI Workshop, AAAI Press WS-06-03, pp. 40–46, Boston, MA, July 2006.
  • Burhans, Debra T, Skuse, Gary R., and Campbell Alistair E. R., “Knowledge Representation and Reasoning for Bioinformatics,” 6th Annual Conference on Computational Genomics, Boston, Mass., October 2003, Abstract PS-25, p. 40.

College Service

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Center Director Search Committee, 2013
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning Advisory Committee, 2011-13, chair 2012-
  • Faculty representative, Honor Court, 2001-02, 2012-
  • Member, Faculty Committee on Budget and Finance, 2009-10
  • Member, Committee on the Library, Spring 2008
  • Member, ad hoc committee on first-year seminars, Fall 2006
  • First-Year Forum leader, 2005-06

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence, Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education
  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence

Appointed to the Faculty: 1999

Educational Background

Ph.D., University at Buffalo
M.S., University at Buffalo
A.B., Colgate University

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