Steven Orla Kimbrough

University of Pennsylvania, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Suite 500, Room 565, Philadelphia, Pa 19104. 215-898-5133.
My official Web page is here. GIS-OR, page for the Geographical Information Systems and Operational Research Initiative. My Practical Reasoning site is Practical Reasoning, Inc..

Papers & Projects

FLBC: Formal Languages for Business Communication

Agent communication languages. Formal semantics for business, and generally machine-to-machine, communication. Emphasis on electronic commerce. Indicative publications:

Knowledge Discovery in Text

Information retrieval. Pattern-oriented access to information. Data mining. Text data mining. Information management. Content management. Practical Reasoning's Core of Discovery. Literature-based discovery.

Indicative publications:

Vaim: Value-Added Information Mash

Vaim Faqs (PDF)

Draft: Vaim Design Faqs (PDF)

"Executive Briefing: Text Mining for Business Intelligence'' (foils in PDF)

MV:Biofuels, example queries

Patent: 7,257,568, "Process and system for matching products and markets," August 14, 2007.

Patent: 7,756,891, "Process and system for matching products and markets," July 13, 2010.

Patent: Categorized Document Bases, US patent number 7,917,519, posted March 29, 2011.

Algorithmic Game Theory

Agents, games and strategic interaction, evolution, computational rationality. Indicative publications: Recent presentation "Algorithmic Game Theory: Artificial Agents Play and Learn, Producing Surprising and Instructive Results", Carnegie Mellon University, 23 January 2009, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, December 2008.

Book: Agents, Games, and Evolution: Strategies at Work and Play (2012).

Heuristics for Management

Deliberation support. Metaheuristics and Management Science (MandMS). Randomized metaheuristics for constrained optimization. Agent-based modeling. Experimental algorithmics (empirical investigation of randomized metaheuristics). Genetic algorithms. Etc. Indicative publications:

Philadelphia Redistricting Project.

Knowledge@Wharton article about the project.

Our team was a finalist for the 2012 INFORMS Wagner Prize. "The Philadelphia Districting Contest: Designing Territories for City Council Based upon the 2010 Census" (Ram Gopalan, Steven O. Kimbrough, Frederic H. Murphy, and Nicholas Quintus). Presentation (Fred Murphy and Steve Kimbrough). (The presentation alone: Presentation Itself.

Agent-based modeling


Current CV

Recent Presentations

Photos: Wisconsin State Historical Society. Chuck Patch's favorite from the Wisconsin State Historical Society Web Site is Three Rennebohm Waitresses .

Useful Links

  1. Penn Office of International Travel, and International SOS.
  2. U@Penn website or alt.
  3. Wharton online grading. Or Grading. Now: Instruction Center.
  4. Wired story on Hemingway's six words.
  5. PubMed,
  7. Billie Holliday and some jazz all stars.
  8. Faculty Senate. SOK is on 2008-10. Duties. Schedule Schedule.
  9. BidStepFunction program.
  10. Ambidexterity program.
  11. Jim Carpenter's poetry machine
  12. OPIM Course Register.
  13. Wharton-OPIM Undergrad Information.
  14. Students who are already enrolled in your class but who do not yet have a Wharton computing account may create one using this site:
  15. DARTS
  16. Sizatola.
  17. On Stella
  18. On Asadai
  19. Wharton School Grid Project
  20. Wharton School Instruction Center.
  21. Free ebooks online:
    1. Make Use of List of Sites
    2. Project Gutenberg
    3. iRex's list of content providers. Includes and feedbooks, as free sources.
    4. Wikisource.
  22. MATLAB from the command line, on the Mac: /Applications/ -maci -nodisplay

    Then exit with: quit

  23. The DOI System
  24. Component Source.
  25. Instruction Center
  26. OPIM WEb Page
  27. PDF to Word conversion (but not very good)
  28. Asadai-Sizatola system (Fabiano).
  29. Sizatola Sulzer
  30. AmbidexterityStrategyExplorer on YouTube.
  31. Eclipse and Java tutorials (pretty good).
  32. Spike
  33. XCAT
  34. Penn's Print and Interactive Communications website: letterheads, print ads, emails, websites "and more"!
  35. Wharton extramural activity approvals.
  36. Sizatola Suzler (current).
  37. IP Lookup. OPIM565K-LAB1.
  38. DOPIM Admin.
Steven O. Kimbrough | | (215) 898-5133 | This page: | 15 June 2011