Edward A. Fox

Contact Details

E-mail: fox@vt.edu

WWW: http://fox.cs.vt.edu/foxinfo.html and http://fox.cs.vt.edu

Biographical Information

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Dr. Edward A. Fox holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a B.S. from M.I.T. Since 1983 he has been at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI&SU), where he serves as Associate Director for Research at the Computing Center, and Professor of Computer Science. He directs `Interactive Learning with a Digital Library in Computer Science' and a number of other research and development projects. In addition to his courses at Virginia Tech, Dr. Fox has taught more than 15 tutorials, in more than 5 countries.

For the Association for Computing Machinery he served 1988-91 as editor-in-chief of ACM Press Database Products (responsible for the broad area of electronic publishing including online, CD-ROM, hypertext, interactive multimedia, and developing an electronic library). He also served as a member of the Publications Board, and is currently chairman of the Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval, past-chairman of the Steering Committee for the ACM Multimedia series of conferences, and member of the editorial board for ACM/Springer Journal on Multimedia Systems.

He was project director for the Virginia Disc series of CD-ROMs as well as for VPI&SU work on interactive digital video. He is editor for Morgan Kaufmann Publishers book series on Multimedia Information and Systems. He also serves on the editorial boards of CD-ROM Professional, Electronic Publishing (Origination, Dissemination and Design), Information Processing and Management, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Journal of Universal Computer Science, and Multimedia Tools and Applications. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the areas of information storage and retrieval, hypertext/hypermedia/multimedia, computational linguistics, CD-ROM and optical disc technology, electronic publishing, and expert systems.