Dr. Daniel Rochowiak

Associate Professor Emeritus, Computer Science


5000 Technology Drive NW
Olin B. King Technology Hall
Room N351
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Rochowiak received his B.S. from St. Bonaventure University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is currently a senior scientist at Sentar Inc in Huntsville AL. Formerly, he was Director of the Collaborative Learning Center, Associate Dean of the College of Science, Director of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory, and Associate Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science. His research blends theory and practice and focuses on explanation, collaboration, and communication. His research efforts have been funded by the National Science Foundation, Marshall Space Flight Center, the US Army Missile Command, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and the Tennessee Valley Authority in areas ranging from intelligent control of AGVs to process planning for composite materials and high performance networks. His current research interests concern computer supported critiquing, collaboration, argumentation, and knowledge presentation and, more generally, artificial intelligence, software development, the epistemology of science and technology and professional ethics. He is currently working on applications of artificial intelligence to software development and dark-web communication.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame, 1980
  • B.S., Chemistry, St. Bonaventure University, 1970


  • Knowledge Acquisition and Representation
  • Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
  • The "New Humanities"

Recent Publications

  • "Grounded conceptual graph models," Harry S. Delugach (Computer Science, UAH) and Daniel M. Rochowiak. Conceptual Structures: Knowledge Visualization and Reasoning, Proc. 16th Intl. Conf. on Conceptual Structures, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5113, Springer-Verlag, Toulouse, France, pp. 269-281, 2008.

  • Modeling behavior and action: simulating choice and repertoire, Daniel Rochowiak. HSC 2003. Huntsville Simulation Conference (October, 2003) (Published on conference cd-rom, Simulation Councils, Inc, San Diego, CA)

  • Modeling behavior and action: Simulating Human Activity, Daniel Rochowiak. HSC 2002. Huntsville Simulation Conference (October, 2002) (Published on conference cd-rom.)

  • Collaborative decision making simulation for emergency response, Dan Rochowiak and David Purves, University of Alabama in Huntsville, SouthEastern Simulation Conference / HSC 2001 (Published on CD-ROM, Simulation Councils, Inc, San Diego, CA).

  • Education for simulation, Dan Rochowiak, Sherri Messimer and James J. Swain (both ISE, UAH), University of Alabama in Huntsville, SouthEastern Simulation Conference / HSC 2001.(Published on CD-ROM, Simulation Councils, Inc, San Diego, CA).

  • A case study in the integration of knowledge-based and simulation based tools, Dan Rochowiak and Sherri Messimer (ISE, UAH). 1999 SouthEastern Simulation Conference (SESC '99), Joseph S, Gauthier (ed.) (Simulation Councils, Inc, San Diego, CA, 2000, pp. 107-111.)

  • Information and communication issues for law enforcement (Abstract). Dan Rochowiak and Harold Buie (Buie Corporation). 1999 SouthEastern Simulation Conference (SESC '99), Joseph S, Gauthier (ed.). (Simulation Councils, Inc, San Diego, CA, 2000, pp. 231-232.)

  • A pragmatic understanding of "knowing that" and "knowing how": The pivotal role of conceptual structures, Fulfilling Peirce's Dream: Proceedings of ICCS'97. D. Lukose, H Delugach, M. Keeler, L. Searle, and J. Sowa (eds.). (Spinger-Verlag, 1997, pp. 25 – 40).

  • Using the technology information system on the Internet. B. J. Schroer (Johnson Research Center, UAH), D. M. Rochowiak, and J. A. Cranston. Technology Transfer (April 1995) pp. 15 - 22.

  • Active rescheduling for automated guided vehicle systems, L. Interrante (ISE, UAH) and D. Rochowiak. Intelligent Systems Engineering. (Summer, 1994) pp. 87-96.