"Steve Lawrence graduated summa cum laude from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, with highest honors in both B.Sc. and B.Eng. degrees. His awards include an NEC Research Institute excellence award, a QUT university medal and award for excellence, ATERB and APRA priority scholarships, QEC and Telecom Australia Engineering prizes, and three prizes in the Australian Mathematics Competition. Dr. Lawrence received his PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. He is presently working at the NEC
Research Institute in Princeton
, NJ, as a Research Scientist.
Dr. Lawrence has authored or co-authored over 50 publications in areas including information retrieval, digital libraries, web search, machine learning, citation indexing, face recognition, speech phoneme recognition, and financial prediction. In addition to professional service including peer reviews for the NSF and several publications, Dr. Lawrence has been involved with the Computer Policy Committee, served as a postgraduate representative, and instigated the Neural Networks Discussion Group at the University of Queensland.
Dr. Lawrence has done over 100 interviews with news organizations including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, Associated Press, UPI, CNN, BBC, MSNBC, and NPR. Hundreds of articles about his research have appeared worldwide in over 10 languages."www.neci.nec.com/~lawrence/