Darsana Purushothaman Josyula, Ph.D.
Darsana P. Josyula is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowie State University. She earned a doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 2005.
Her research interests are in the field of artificial intelligence including knowledge acquisition, pattern recognition, observational learning, resource-bounded reasoning, anomaly processing, natural language understanding, metacognition and concept learning in self-adjusting autonomous systems. She has given keynote lectures nationally and internationally, and has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications.
Her doctoral dissertation work developed a model of metacognition that uses a time-sensitive and contradiction-tolerant reasoning mechanism on explicit representations of beliefs, desires, intentions, expectations and observations, to monitor and correct actions of an agent operating in a setting where concurrent actions that have interfering preconditions are allowed. The model was implemented in a natural language interfacing agent to monitor and fix problems in natural language understanding as well as task performance.
Dr. Josyula is the Director of the Autonomous Technologies Lab at Bowie State University - L@b - and is affiliated with the Active Logic, Metacognitive Computation, and Mind Group at UMIACS, UMD and Cognitive Informatics & Cognitive Computing Lab at Universidad de Córdoba . She is also a member of IEEE and American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).