Professor Edwina L. Rissland received her Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics with Honors magna cum laude from Brown University, M.A. in Mathematics from Brandeis University, and Ph.D. in Mathematics from MIT. She currently holds the rank of Professor. She is recognized as a founder and world leader in the areas of Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) and AI & Law, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in 1991.
For the 1982-83 academic year, she was a Fellow of Law and Computer Science at the Harvard Law School. From 1985 through 1996, she held an appointment as Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School, where she taught a seminar on Artificial Intelligence and Legal Reasoning.
Her current research interests include case-based reasoning (CBR), AI and legal reasoning, CBR and information retrieval, mixed paradigm reasoning, and cyberlaw.
Since September 2003, Professor Rissland has been serving as NSF Program Director for the Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS) Program in the Division of Information and Intelligence Systems (IIS) within the CISE Directorate of the National Science Foundation. Currently she is serving as leader for the Robust Intelligence cluster.
Professor Rissland has served as President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law, and on the Board of Councilors of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), as well as on numerous program committees, including the national conferences of the AAAI, the international conferences on case-based reasoning (ICCBR), and the biennial international conferences on AI & Law (ICAIL). She has served as guest editor/co-editor for several special journal issues, including the special issue of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law (Fall 2002) in memory of the contributions of Don Berman and the recent double issue of Artificial Intelligence on AI and Law (Vol 150, Nos 1-2, Nov. 2003). She has authored over 100 articles, books, and technical reports. She is a co-author of the text Cognitive Science: An Integrated Approach published by MIT Press/Bradford Books. She was Co-Editor of the MIT Press series on AI and Law, and is a founding member of the editorial board of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law.
A Sampling of Publications
Articles on AI and Law:
• Rissland, E.L., Ashley, K.D., & Loui. R.P. “AI and Law: A Fruitful Synergy.” Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 150, Nos. 1-2, pp. 1-15, November 2003.
• Ashley, K.D., & Rissland, E.L. “Law, Learning and Representation.” Artificial Intelligence. Vol. 150, Nos. 1-2, pp. 17-58, November 2003.
• Rissland, E.L., & Ashley, K.D. “A Note on Dimensions and Factors.” Artificial Intelligence and Law. Vol. 10, Nos. 1-3, pp.65-77, September 2002.
• Skalak, D.B. & Rissland, E.L. “Arguments and Cases: An Inevitable Intertwining.” Artificial Intelligence and Law. Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 3-44, Fall 1992.
• Rissland, E.L. “Artificial Intelligence and Law: Stepping Stones to a Model of Legal Reasoning.” Yale Law Journal. Vol. 99, No. 8, pp. 1957-1982, June 1990.
Articles on CBR and information retrieval:
• Rissland, E.L. & Daniels, J.J. “The Synergistic Application of CBR to IR”. Artificial Intelligence Review: Special Issue on the use of AI in Information Retrieval, Vol. 10, 1996, pp. 441-475.
• Daniels, J.J., & Rissland, E.L. “What You Saw Is What You Want: Using Cases to Seed Information Retrieval.” Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development (Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence No. 1266) the Proceedings Second International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, ICCBR-97, Providence, R.I., July 1997, pp. 325-337.
• Daniels, J.J., & Rissland, E.L. “Finding Legally Relevant Passages in Case Opinions.” Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL-97), Melbourne, July 1997, pp. 39-47.
Articles on legal argument and mixed paradigm systems:
• Rissland, E.L., Skalak, D.B., & Friedman, M.T. “BankXX: Supporting Legal Arguments through Heuristic Retrieval.” Artificial Intelligence and Law. Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 1-71, 1996.
• Rissland, E.L., & Skalak, D.B. “CABARET: Statutory Interpretation in a Hybrid Architecture.” International Journal of Man-Machine Studies (IJMMS). Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 839-887, June 1991.
• Rissland, E.L. “Dimension-based Analysis of Hypotheticals from Supreme Court Oral Argument.” Proceedings Second International Conference on AI and Law, (ICAIL-89), Vancouver, BC, pp. 111-120, June 1989.
• Rissland, E.L. & Friedman, M.T. “Detecting Change in Legal Concepts.” Proceedings Fifth International Conference on AI and Law, (ICAIL-95), Washington, D.C., pp. 127-136, May 1995.
Articles on mathematical reasoning and example-based reasoning:
• Rissland, E.L., Valcarce, E.M., & Ashley, K.D. “Explaining and Arguing with Examples.” Proceedings Fourth National on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-84), Austin, TX, pp. 288-294, August 1984.
• Rissland, E.L. “The Ubiquitous Dialectic.” Proceedings Sixth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-84), Pisa, Italy, pp. 367-372. (Published by North-Holland, O'Shea, Ed.), September 1984.
• Rissland, E.L. “Example Generation.” Proceedings Third National Conference of the Canadian Society for Computational Studies of Intelligence, Victoria, B.C., pp. 280-288, May 1980.
• Rissland, E.L., & Soloway, E.M. “Overview of an Example Generation System.” Proceedings First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-80), Stanford, pp. 256-258, August 1980.
• Rissland, E. “Understanding Understanding Mathematics.” Cognitive Science, Vol. 2, No. 4: 361-383, 1978.