Dana S. Nau

I do research in artificial intelligence, especially automated planning and game theory.

Publicity and response

Some colleagues and I recently published an evolutionary game-theoretic study of the role of third-party punishment in cultural evolution. The media coverage included a university press release and a magazine article. A reader posted this response on a local blog:
"Responsible Third-Party Punisher" sounds like a great idea for a caption for t-shirts.

Course Notes and lecture slides

Notes on writing and presentations


Dana Nau

A brief bio

Dana Nau is a Professor at the University of Maryland, in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute for Systems Research. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Missouri S&T (then University of Missouri–Rolla) in 1974, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University in 1979.

Dr. Nau is an AAAI Fellow and an ACM Fellow. He does Artificial Intelligence research, especially in the areas of automated planning and game theory. Some of his best-known accomplishments are—

For some additional biographical information, see this illustrated presentation.

How to contact me

 Mail:  Professor Dana S. Nau
University of Maryland
Dept. of Computer Science   
A. V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-2684
Fax: 301-405-6707
Web: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~nau
Email: nau&cs.umd.edu (replace ‘&’ with ‘@’)