Christopher A. Pennington


EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate, Computer and Information Sciences (Current), GPA: 4.0
University of Delaware (Newark,DE)
Major Area: Natural Language Generation
Minor Area: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences (May 1990), GPA: 4.0
University of Delaware (Newark,DE)

B.A. in Computer Science/Mathematics (May 1988), GPA: 4.0
Messiah College (Grantham, PA)


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Research Engineer in Artificial Intelligence (June 1993 - present)
System Administrator (Summer 1992)
Research Assistant (September 1988 - August 1991, Summer 1992)
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories, Wilmington, DE

Primary duties include applying natural language processing techniques to improve augmentative communication devices used by people with severe disabilities, assisting the development of an object-oriented software architecture for augmentative communication devices, and programming responsibilities for a language animation study. Other duties included system administration of Sun computer network.

Laboratory / Teaching Assistant (September 1985 - May 1988, academic year)
Messiah College, Grantham, PA

Work-study responsibilities included hardware repairs, computer lab maintenance, student tutoring, and homework and test grading.

Technical Clerk / Consultant (Summers 1986, 1987)
Duckworth & Associates Inc., Livonia, MI

Duties at this small engineering firm included accounting and purchasing procedures, software customization, local area network setup and maintenance, and telephone consultation.


SCHOLARSHIPS / HONORS

University of Delaware Competitive Fellowship (1991-92, 1992-93)
University of Delaware Tuition Scholarship / Research Assistantship (1988-91)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude (1988)
Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges (1988)
Outstanding College Students of America (1987, 1988)
Messiah College Founder's Scholarship (1984-88)
National Merit Scholarship (1984)


MEMBERSHIPS

Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


Chris Pennington, penningt@asel.udel.edu (302)651-6853
Research Engineer
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories
University of Delaware / AI DuPont Institute
Wilmington, DE 19899, USA

Last Updated: Mon Jul 18 1994