Bruce A. Maxwell, Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
5854 Mayflower Hill Dr.
Waterville, ME 04901
<first initial and last name>@colby.edu
Who am I? I am a father, husband, dork brother, pet owner (servant), Professor, Robograd, cook, marathoner, violinist, handyman, and former Viking Death Rat, among other things.
- Motto: Have Fun!
- Favorite Color: blue
- Life's Quest: the Interactive Adaptive Socially Adept Mobile Holy Grail
- Favorite Writers: JRR Tolkien, David Brin, Melanie Rawn, Frank Herbert...
- Favorite Activities: swimming, hiking, running, gardening, and playing music
- Favorite Foods: Curry, mole, fish & chips, Breyer's ice cream, cookies
- Favorite Drink: Chocolate milkshake
Attended a workshop in Chicago on modeling multiple species by integrating models of genetics, habitat, diseases. Lots of interesting and challenging problems with real applications.
Moved to Maine to enjoy the outdoors and become chair of the CS department at Colby College.
Workshop in Germany on typology for LOICZ II, which focuses on anthropogenic impacts on the environment, particularly in the coastal zone. Spent Thanksgiving birding in a German national park and had some nice herring for dinner.
Presented our emotional robot with a passion for shirt colors at IROS 2006 in Beijing. Except for the smog, it was a neat place to visit.
Maintaining the web site for the 2007 AAAI Robot Competition.
Vacation in Alaska (and now have been to all 50 states!). Had a great time and got to see lots of mountains and wildlife.
Presented our work on evaluating camera placement for Urban Search & Rescue robotics (SSRR 2006) in August at NIST.
Working for Tandent Vision Science, Inc. and doing some cool stuff during my sabbatical in the 2005-06 academic year. My first chance to focus on a single project in a decade.
Got the Computer Vision Education web site, www.cved.org back up and running after it was hacked last fall.