Kevin Ashley

  • Professor

Kevin D. Ashley is an expert on computer modeling of legal reasoning and cyberspace legal issues. He has reported his research in conference proceedings of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Law, and the Cognitive Science Society. He has also published in journals such as IEEE Expert, International Journal of Man/Machine Studies, and Journal of Artificial Intelligence and the Law, of which he is a member of the editorial board. Professor Ashley is a Principal Investigator of a number of National Science Foundation grants to study reasoning with cases in law and professional ethics. Professor Ashley is also author of Modeling Legal Argument: Reasoning with Cases and Hypotheticals (MIT Press/Bradford Books, 1990).

A former National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, Professor Ashley was also a visiting scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, and a recipient of an IBM Graduate Research Fellowship. He is a member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, and Vice President of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law.

In addition to his appointment at the School of Law, Professor Ashley is a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center, an adjunct associate professor of computer science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a faculty member of its Graduate Program in Intelligent Systems.

Institution of Highest Degree

  • University of Massachusetts
  • Harvard Law School

Representative Publications

Research Interests

Case-Based Reasoning
Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Legal Information Management and Retrieval