John R. Bourne

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with the mission of creating an engineering school for the 21st century. Over the last five years, the college has transformed from an idea to a functioning entity that admitted its first freshman class in fall 2002. This paper describes the broad outlines of the Olin curriculum with some emphasis on the electrical and computer engineering degree. The(More)
This paper describes a generic schematic knowledge representation, acquisition, and manipulation system (SKRAM) applied to diagnostic problem solving in analog circuits. SKRAM is a general purpose declarative, schema-oriented system composed of five layers: (1) an object-oriented implementation layer, (2) a logical layer defining object features, i.e.,(More)
This paper advocates the use of similarity-based reasoning to improve the efficacy of AI applications dealing with diagnosis of electronic circuits. A paradigm for similarity-based matching is presented, application of this paradigm to diagnosis of electronic circuits is discussed, and a system architecture that supports this concept is described.