About Michael J. Waddell

[Picture of me]I am currently employed as the Senior Software Architect and Director of Information Technologies at Pangaea Information Technologies in Chicago, Illinois. I am also working to finish up my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in the departments of Computer Science and Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. My thesis advisor is Dr. C. David Page.

My research focuses on the use of machine learning algorithms to model biological and medical data sets. I have a particular interest in how models can be improved both in accuracy and usability through intelligent user interfaces that allow feedback from domain experts to guide model construction.

 

My Academic Genealogy:

Michael Joseph Waddell
Ph.D. 2008 (expected)
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI, USA

Thesis: "Toward the Development of a Collaborative Machine Learning System"

Whose Advisor was...

(Charles) David Page, Jr.
Ph.D. 1993
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL, USA

Thesis: "Anti-Unification in Constraint Logics"

Whose Advisor was...

Alan Mark Frisch
Ph.D. 1986
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY, USA

Thesis: "Knowledge Retrieval as Specialized Inference"

Whose Advisor was...

James F. Allen
Ph.D. 1979
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

Thesis: "A Plan-Based Approach to Speech Act Recognition"

Whose Advisor was...

(Charles) Raymond Perrault
Ph.D. 1975
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Thesis: "Augmented transition networks and their relation to tree manipulation systems"

Whose Advisors were...

William Chesley Rounds
Ph.D. 1968
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Thesis: "Trees, Transducers, and Transformations"

Whose Advisor was...

Dana Stewart Scott
Ph.D. 1958
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA

Thesis: "Convergent Sequences of Complete Theories"

Whose Advisor was...

Alonzo Church
Ph.D. 1927
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ, USA

Thesis: "Alternatives to Zermelo's Assumption"

Also Advisor to:
   Stephen C. Kleene
   Hilary W. Putnam
   J. Barkley Rosser, Sr.
   Alan M. Turing

Whose Advisor was...

Oswald Veblen
Ph.D. 1903
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA

Thesis: "A System of Axioms for Geometry"

Also Advisor to:
   Harold Hotelling
   Robert L. Moore.

Whose Advisor was...

Eliakim Hastings Moore
Ph.D. 1885
Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

Thesis: "Extensions of Certain Theorems of Clifford and Cayley in the Geometry of n Dimensions"

Also Advisor to:
   George D. Birkhoff

Whose Advisor was...

Hubert Anson Newton
B.S. 1850
Yale University
New Haven, CT, USA

Also Advisor to:
   Josiah W. Gibbs

Whose Advisor was...

Michel Chasles
Ph.D. 1814
École Polytechnique
Paris, France

Whose Advisor was...

Siméon Denis Poisson
ca. 1800
École Polytechnique
Paris, France

Also Advisor to:
   J.P. Gustav L. Dirichlet

Whose Advisor was...

Joseph Louis Lagrange
1754
College of Turin
Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Also Advisor to:
   Jean-Baptiste J. Fourier

Whose Advisor was...

Leonhard Euler
Ph.D. 1726
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Thesis: "Dissertatio physica de sono"

Whose Advisor was...

Johann Bernoulli
M.D. 1694
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Thesis: "Dissertatio Inauguralis Physico-Anatomica de Motu Musculorum"

Whose Advisor was...

Jacob Bernoulli
Ph.D. 1684
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Thesis: "Solutionem tergemini problematis arithmetici, geometrici et astronomici"

Whose Advisor was...

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz
J.D. 1666
University of Altdorf
Altdorf bei Nürnberg, Germany

Thesis: "Disputatio Inauguralis De Casibus Perplexis In Jure"

Joyce Barbara Friedman
Ph.D. 1965
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA

Thesis: "A New Decision Procedure in Logic with a Computer Realization"

Whose Advisor was...

Hao Wang
Ph.D. 1948
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA

Thesis: "An Economical Ontology for Classical Arithmetic"

Whose Advisor was...

Willard Van Orman Quine
Ph.D. 1932
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA

Thesis: "The Logic of Sequences: A Generalization of Principia Mathematica"

Also Advisor to:
   Donald H. Davidson
   Daniel C. Dennett
   David K. Lewis

Whose Advisor was...

Alfred North Whitehead
Ph.D. 1884
Trinity College
Cambridge, England

Also Advisor to:
   Bertrand Russell

Whose Advisor was...

Edward John Routh
M.A. 1853
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England

Whose Advisor was...

William Hopkins
M.A. 1830
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England

Also Advisor to:
   Sir Francis Galton
   Sir George G. Stokes
   Arthur Cayley
   Lord Kelvin
   James C. Maxwell

Whose Advisor was...

Adam Sedgwick
M.A. 1811
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England

Also Advisor to:
   Charles R. Darwin

Whose Advisor was...

Thomas Jones
M.A. 1782
Trinity College
Cambridge, England

Whose Advisor was...

John Crake
M.A. 1774
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England