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 Center-a division of CMU-where 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 agent-based 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