About Dr. Frank Wimberly
Frank Wimberly has worked in the area
of scientific computing for over 25 years. He received
a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh where his
dissertation addressed problems in finite element
methods for structural analysis.
After working at Bell Laboratories he
became a charter member of the faculty in the Robotics
Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. In that position
he worked on the problem of sensor fusion for factory
automation and on dynamic control of walking robots.
Dr. Wimberly then joined the Heinz School of Public
Policy and Management at CMU as an assistant professor
of information systems where he taught courses in
artificial intelligence and data communications while
doing research in modeling of spatial diffusion phenomena.
He then spent several years as scientific applications
coordinator at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Centera
division of CMUwhere he published papers in the area
of parallel computing. In his last position at Carnegie
Dr. Wimberly worked in the philosophy department developing
software for projects in symbolic logic and statistical
causal reasoning using Bayes networks and structural
equation models.
In late 1998 he joined BiosGroup where
he worked on agentbased software for a variety of
applications including modeling risk dynamics, consumer
behavior, and energy contract management. He is currently
working with his CMU philosophy department colleagues
in assessing whether their causal reasoning techniques
are applicable to the inverse problem for genetic
regulatory networks.
email: Frank.Wimberly@redfish.com
