Dr. Ephraim Nissan       Visiting scholar
Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, University of London,
25-27 St. James, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, England, U.K.

A scholar with nearly 350 publications of all kinds, of which nearly 130 are journal articles. He has been a guest editor for journals about 20 times since the late 1990s, and has been founding joint editor or associate editor of four scholarly journals since the late 1980s, of which two at present.
He has been engaged in artificial intelligence research within computer science (e.g., innovative tools for engineering resulted), but he also has quite a substantial record in the humanities, and in the latter, he has a honorary fellowship at the University of Manchester. His employment record has encompassed departments in either computer science, or the humanities.
In computer science, his most innovative contributions include: Further innovative (but older) projects in computer science are enumerated later.

In his research in the humanities, Nissan has adopted narrative-oriented, anthropological, philological, literary, or linguistic approaches (and from humanities computing, too). His research in the humanities appears in journals that include for example Semiotica, American Journal of Semiotics, Quaderni di Semantica, Pragmatics & Cognition, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Annali dell'Istituto Orientale di Napoli (AION), Aula Orientalis, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Fabula, Ludica, and the European Review of History.

Journal special issues with him as guest-editor include ones in the journals Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 2008; Applied Artificial Intelligence, 2004 and 2009; Artificial Intelligence and Law, 2001; Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM), 1999; Computational Intelligence, 2009; Computers and Artificial Intelligence,1998; Computing and Informatics, 2001; Cybernetics and Systems, 2003 (two double issues), and 2008; Information and Communications Technology Law, 1998, 2001; International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 2007; Journal of Educational Computing Research, 1997; Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, 2007; Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 2008. For New Review of Applied Expert Systems, he edited thematic sections in 1998 and 1999.

More projects in computer science: Just like CuProS being in the 1980s a forerunner of the status that XML eventually gained, and ALIBI being in 1989 one of the seminal projects of AI modelling of the reasoning about legal evidence (a filed that gained momentum around 2000 especially because of several editorial initiatives of Nissan himself, intended to produce to specification a critical mass of research), there also were other forerunners, which were instead tools or ideas from relatively minor projects that only resulted in one published paper:
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