Henry J. Hamburger, Professor Emeritus
CB Math Q&A, 2013-14
Scratch for DCPS, 2013-14
EPA CO2 Testimony, 2012
Lake Victoria 2005
Lake Victoria 2007
Race Results through 2010
1971 Ph.D. University of Michigan Computer and Communication Sciences
1963 M.S. University of Minnesota Mathematics
1961 B.S. M.I.T. Mathematics
1981-2005 Assoc/Full Prof, Computer Science, George Mason Univ.
1997-2003 Chair, Computer Science, George Mason University
1982-95 Computer Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory
1979-81, 88-9 Program Director, National Science Foundation
1969-79 Asst/Assoc Prof, Cognitive Science, U. Calif., Irvine
1963-65 Secondary School Teacher, Kenya
1989-2000 Associate Editor, Computer Assisted Language Learning
1971-1975 Book Review Editor, Behavioral Science
2001- Webmaster and Treasurer, Teachers for East Africa Alumni
2013- CS & Math Coach AAAS STEM Volunteers in DC
2015- District Coordinator AAAS STEM Volunteers in DC
2010-16 Math Coordinator, College Bound, DC
Manuscript Evaluation Research Proposal Reviewing
IEEE: Systems, Man & Cybernetics National Science Foundation
J. Mathematical Psychology National Institutes of Mental Health
Cognitive Psychology Department of Defense
Language Acquisition Department of State
1998 World Conf. Comp-Asstd Lang Lrng Steering Committee
1998 Turkish Artif. Intell & Neural Nets Program Committee
1993 Comp, Cognition & Lang Learn (France) Program Committee
1992 Intl Conf Comp Asstd Learning Program Committee
1987-92 Capital Area Rsch in Educ Tech Co-Founder, SteerComm
1990 IEEE, AI Systems in Government Vice Chair
1990 NATO Advanced Rsch. Workshop Organizing Committee
1985-90 AI/Ada Chair; Prog Chair;
CS Courses Taught Most Recently
CS 680 Natural Language Processing
CS 483 Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms
CS 330 Formal Methods and Models
Disciplines Taught at University Level
Computer Science Mathematics Linguistics
Physics Psychology Economics
1997-03 Chair, Dept of Computer Science & member of IT&E Admin Council
1994-97 Faculty Senator (Sec & Exec. Comm., 1996-97), George Mason U.
1993-96 Promotions and Tenure Committee, School of Info. Tech. & Engrg
1992-94 Chair, Senate/Admin Joint Comm. to write GMU Faculty Handbook
1981-97 Repeatedly chaired CS Dept Undergrad or Grad Comms, etc.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Carbon Pollution Standard, May 25, 2012.
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Hamburger, H and Richards, D. (2002) Logic and Language Models for
Computer Science. Prentice-Hall.
Hamburger, H. (1979) Games as Models of Social Phenomena. W.H.Freeman.
Journals and Proceedings:
Hamburger, H. and Guyer, M. (2011) 2x2 Graph Games. Canadian Economic Assn.,
2x2 Games Session. Slide Show
Ryerson, W., Hamburger, H. & Barker, K. (2005) Schools, Nations, Values and Population,
Presenter at Assn. for Third-World Studies (ATWS-6), Kakamega, Kenya
Hamburger, H., Schoelles, M and Reeder, F. (1999) More Intelligent CALL.
In K. Cameron (Ed.), CALL: Media, Design and Applications. Swets and Zeitlinger.
Reeder, F., Hamburger, H. and Schoelles, M. (1999) Real Talk: Authentic Dialogue
Practice. In R. Debski and M. Levy, Eds. Global Perspectives on CALL. Swets and
Hamburger, H., and Tecuci, G. (1998) Toward a Unification of Human-Computer
Learning and Tutoring. Intelligent Tutoring Systems. San Antonio, TX.
Schoelles, M. and Hamburger, H. (1997) The CL Role in Animated Conversation for
CALL. Proceedings of ACL Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing.
Schoelles, M. and Hamburger, H. (1996) Teacher-usable exercise design tools.
Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Proceedings of ITS-96, Montreal. New York:
Hamburger, H. (1996) Yes! NLP-based FL-ITS will be important. Proceedings of
the International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Copenhagen
(panelist position; included in Proceedings).
Schoelles, M. and Hamburger, H. (1996) Cognitive Tools for Language Pedagogy.
Computer Assisted Language Learning, 9, 2, 213-234.
Hamburger, H. (1995) Tutorial tools for language learning by two-medium
dialogue. In Holland, V.M., Kaplan, J.D. and Sams, M.R. (Eds.) Intelligent
Language Tutors: Balancing Theory and Technology. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum
Hamburger, H. (1994) Foreign language immersion: Science, practice and a
system. Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education.
Hamburger, H. and Tufis, D. (1994) Situation viewpoints for generation.
IGW-7: International Generation Workshop, Kennebunkport, ME. Association for
Hamburger, H., Tufis, D, and Hashim, R. (1993) Structuring two-medium dialog
for learning language and other things. In 0. Rambow (Ed.) Intentionality and
Structure in Discourse Relations, Ohio State University. Association
for Computational Linguistics.
Hamburger, H. and Hashim R. (1992) Foreign language tutoring and learning
environment. In M. Swartz and M. Yazdani (Eds.) Intelligent Tutoring Systems
for Foreign Language Learning. New York: Springer-Verlag.
Hamburger, H. and Lodgher, A. (1992) Semantically constrained exploration and
heuristic guidance. (originally in J. Machine-Mediated Learning). In Psotka, J.
and Farr, M. (Eds.) Intelligent Instruction by Computer: Theory and Practice,
New York: Taylor & Francis.
Hamburger, H. and Crain, S. (1987) Plans and semantics in human processing of
language. Cognitive Science, 11,1, 101-136.
Hamburger, H. (1986) Representing, combining and using uncertain estimates. In
L.N. Kanal and J.F. Lemmer (Eds.) Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence.
North-Holland Publishing Co.
Hamburger, H. and Crain, S. (1984) Acquisition of cognitive compiling.
Hamburger, H. (1980) A deletion ahead of its time. Cognition, 8, 389-416
Hamburger, H. (1974) Take Some - A Format and Family of Games. Behavioral
Science, 19, 28-34
Hamburger, H. (1973) N-Person Prisoner's Dilemma. Journal of Mathematical
Sociology, 3, 27-48
Guyer, M. and Hamburger, H. (1968) A note on "A Taxonomy of 2 x 2 Games."
General Systems, XIII, 205-208
Hamburger, H. (1965) Culture Gap in Kakamega. Technology Review, 67,
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Henry Hamburger is professor emeritus and a past chair of the GMU
Computer Science Department. He holds a BS in Mathematics from MIT,
an MS in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and a PhD in
Computer and Communication Sciences from the University of Michigan.
He was an assistant professor and a tenured associate professor in the
cognitive sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He served
3 years at the National Science Foundation and is webmaster and
treasurer of TEAA, a charitable NGO assisting secondary education in
Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In addition to computer science, his
university level teaching includes courses in linguistics, economics,
psychology, mathematics and physics.
Hamburger published over 50 scientific papers on intelligent tutoring
systems, natural language processing, expert systems, theoretical and
empirical studies of language acquisition and game theory and its
applications, as well as two books on models: on game-theoretic models
in the social sciences and on logic and language for computer
science. His research has been supported by ONR, NIMH, NRL, NSF and
Early in his career, he and two colleagues established language
learnability theory as a key subfield of modern linguistics. His work
on language and cognition has appeared in the leading journals
Cognition, Cognitive Science and the Journal of Artificial
Intelligence and Education. Later he was active in the field of expert
systems and its representation of uncertainty.
More recently he pioneered in the conception of an AI-based approach
to situated language learning by means of human-computer conversation
in two media - the human language to be learned and interactive
animations depicting it - interrelated via a knowledge base to support
a meaningful ongoing situation. With NSF support he implemented these
ideas and successfully tested the system with foreign students
learning English. He developed a knowledge-based tool for sketching,
animating and building a world of animated objects and he
significantly modified and improved a natural language processing
system. These were integrated into a tutorially sound discourse
management capability, based on a combination of tutorially relevant
styles of graphico-linguistic interaction and alternative ways of
talking about events using a variety of grammatical phenomena.
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