Albert C. Esterline, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Computer Science

College of Engineering

North Carolina A&T State University


Dr. Albert Esterline is Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina A&T State University. His current research interests include multiagent systems, the Semantic Web, Web science, sensor webs, data fusion, modal logics for software specification, computer-based structural health management, and human-computer integration. He has also conducted significant interdisciplinary research with colleagues in mathematics, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Dr. Esterline has graduated over 70 MS students and has been a co-advisor for five PhD students. His students have won numerous awards at the McNair Symposium, the ADMI (Computing at Minority Institutions)Symposium, and the NC-LSAMP conference, and he was recognized as the outstanding faculty mentor at the 2001 NC-LSAMP Conference. Dr. Esterline’s research has been fundedby NASA, NOAA, the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the ARO, the NRO, the NIA, the NSF, Raytheon, and General Dynamics. He has over 100 publications in the areas of multiagent systems, formal methods, human-computer integration, situation awareness, formal logic, data fusion, the Semantic Web, soft computing, and machine learning. Dr. Esterline grew up in rural Minnesota and received his BS in philosophy from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI). He received a Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and PhD in philosophy from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) as well as an MS in mathematics and a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota.