Intelligent Interaction and Intelligent Environments
Edward Lank is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at San Francisco State University. In 2001, he completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. His undergraduate degree s a B.Sc. with Honors in Physics from the University of Prince Edward Island, PEI, Canada.
Dr. Lank's previous experience includes a research internship at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and a position as an adjunct professor in Computer Science at Queen's University. As well, he served as interim Chief Technical Officer to a research start-up, MediaShell Corporation.
Dr. Lank's research focuses on interactive diagram recognition, particularly of UML notation. He has published papers in document recognition and user interface design for diagram recognition systems. He is also the co-author of two patents filed with the US Patent and Trade Office in the application of pattern recognition to user's actions in pen-based interfaces.