Associate Professor, Computer Engineering and Sciences
Ph.D., Philosophy, Binghamton University, 2012
M.S., Computer Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1987
B.S., Computer Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1986
Tom Eskridge is an Associate Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. Tom has been working to develop tools and techniques to support the capture, organization, and retrieval of knowledge. This work has led to the development of the CmapTools Ontology Editor (COE) for visualizing, browsing, and editing human-understandable ontologies, and several other extensions to CmapTools used during knowledge elicitation and subsequent knowledge management. His work on ontology development has enabled current efforts in representing and reasoning about various aspects of cybersecurity and multi-agents systems, and in developing systems for policy representation, reasoning, learning, and application in multi-agent systems.
Tom has also been very involved in performance-oriented information visualization, where the user interface is used to amplify the performance of the system operator. The aircraft cockpit system OZ is a prime example of this work. His other research interests and experience include models of knowledge capture and representation, human analogical reasoning, machine learning, classification, knowledge discovery and data mining, situated cognition, software, and real-world agents and foundational issues in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and philosophy. His Ph.D. was in Philosophy with an emphasis on artificial intelligence and cognitive science from Binghamton University, and he holds an M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University.