Sending email to Hector Levesque
Unfortunately, I get more email than I can answer. Before sending me a
message, dealing with my unfriendly spam filter, and waiting for a reply, you
might want to check whether your inquiry is addressed by one of the points
Thanks for the attention!
I am now retired!
As of July 2014, I have retired from the Department of Computer Science,
University of Toronto. I still do read email at my University address, but not
as often. So I will eventually see any email that makes it through my spam
filter to my INBOX. If you need to contact me urgently, please get in
touch with Luna Keshwah. (Her email address is just like mine except that it
uses her first name instead of mine.)
Would I be willing to do x?
The amount of time I have to spend on academic matters is small. (The amount
of time where I would be paid is zero.) Among other things, this means
that I really do
need to step aside and give the next generation of researchers the chance I
was given to review papers, serve on program committees, talk to the press,
write survey articles, contribute to edited collections, and the like. (But
thank you for thinking of me for this.)
Prospective graduate students
I am not yet sure how many new graduate students I will be able to supervise
as Professor Emeritus in the years to come. Possibly none. However, all the
information you need to apply for admission to the graduate program in
Computer Science at the University of Toronto is available here. Graduate
admissions are handled by a central committee, which processes applications in
all areas of CS and decides on admissions for the entire department.
Individual faculty members do not accept students on their own, so sending me
an email about your application will not increase your chances of being
admitted into the program. If you think you would like to work in the area of
Knowledge Representation, then good for you, you should say so in your
application. Once you are accepted into the Department as a graduate student,
you are guaranteed funding by the department regardless of who your supervisor
Internships, visiting researchers, postdocs
Due to my retirement and a variety of other constraints, I am not able to
accommodate any new interns, visiting researchers, scholars, or postdocs in my
group at this time.