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Robin Cohen is a Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, where she has been a faculty member since 1984. She conducts research in the artificial intelligence areas of multiagent systems, intelligent interaction and user modeling. From 2002-2005, she served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Mathematics, and held a Faculty Fellowship. She will be receiving a Cheriton Faculty Fellowship in Fall 2010.
Prof. Cohen has been actively involved in graduate supervision throughout her career and received an Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision from the University of Waterloo in 2009 as well as an Award for Distinction in Teaching from the Faculty of Mathematics in 2008. Her graduate students have twice won the honour as the top PhD student at the University of Waterloo (Zhang 2009 and Tran 2003), twice won the honour as the top Masters student at the University of Waterloo (Kerr 2007 and Cheng 2005), and twice won the honour as the top Masters student in the Faculty of Mathematics (Regan 2006 and Micacchi 2004).
         Professor Cohen is currently the Director of the new Bachelor of Computer Science/ Bachelor of Business Administration Double Degree undergraduate program at the University of Waterloo (a partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University).
         In addition to being a founding member of the User Modeling subfield of artificial intelligence, she has served as program chair for User Modeling and Canadian Artificial Intelligence, on the advisory board of UM Inc., on the editorial board of Computational Linguistics and most recently on the local arrangements committee for the 2010 Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.


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