Austin Tate

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Austin Tate
Institutions University of Edinburgh
Alma mater Lancaster University, University of Edinburgh
Thesis Using Goal Structure to Direct Search in a Problem Solver (1975)
Doctoral advisor Donald Michie
Known for AI Planning, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Worlds

Austin Tate FREng FRSE FBCS FAAAI is Director of AIAI (Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute) in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.[1] He holds the Chair in Knowledge-based systems at the University of Edinburgh. He is known for his contributions to AI Planning, applications of Artificial Intelligence, and work on collaborative systems in Virtual Worlds.

Biographical Information


Selected publications

  • Tate, A. (1977) Generating Project Networks, Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-77), pp. 888–893, Cambridge, MA, USA, Morgan Kaufmann. [1]
  • Currie, K.; Tate, A. (1991). "O-Plan: The open planning architecture". Artificial Intelligence. 52: 49–86. doi:10.1016/0004-3702(91)90024-E.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Tate, A., Levine, J., Dalton, J. and Nixon, A. (2003) Task Achieving Agents on the World Wide Web, in "Spinning the Semantic Web" (Fensel, D., Hendler, J., Liebermann, H. and Wahlster, W.), Chapter 15, pp. 431–458, MIT Press, 2003.
  • Tate, A. (2006). "The "Helpful Environment": Geographically Dispersed Intelligent Agents That Collaborate". IEEE Intelligent Systems. 21 (3): 57–61. doi:10.1109/MIS.2006.61.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Tate, A.; Chen-Burger, Y. H.; Dalton, J.; Potter, S.; Richardson, D.; Stader, J.; Wickler, G.; Bankier, I.; Walton, C.; Williams, P. (2010). "I-Room: A Virtual Space for Intelligent Interaction". IEEE Intelligent Systems. 25 (4): 62–71. doi:10.1109/MIS.2010.5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. Austin Tate's website

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