How I Write: Roman Yampolskiy, Professor of Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Our “How I Write” series asks writers from the University of Louisville community and beyond to respond to five questions that provide insights into their writing processes and offer advice to other writers. Through this series, we promote the idea that learning to write is an ongoing, life-long process and that all writers, from first-year students to career professionals, benefit from discussing and collaborating on their work with thoughtful and respectful readers.
Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is an associate professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering. He is the founding and current director of the Cyber Security Lab and an author of many books including Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach. During his tenure at UofL, Dr. Yampolskiy has been recognized as: Distinguished Teaching Professor, Professor of the Year, Faculty Favorite, Top 4 Faculty, Leader in Engineering Education, Top 10 of Online College Professor of the Year, and Outstanding Early Career in Education award. Dr. Yampolskiy’s main areas of interest are AI Safety, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioral Biometrics, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, Games, Genetic Algorithms, and Pattern Recognition. Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications including multiple journal articles and books. Dr. Yampolskiy’s research has been featured 250+ times in numerous media reports in 22 languages.
Location: Louisville, KY
Artificial Intelligence Safety
Lots of research papers on AI Safety
- What type(s) of writing do you regularly engage in?
I write research papers and sometimes books on Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity.
- When/where/how do you write?
In my office, during work hours and sometimes on planes as I travel a lot.
- What are your writing necessities—tools, accessories, music, spaces?
Standing desk, 3-monitor set-up, Endnote software for reference management, Spotify for music.
- What is your best tip for getting started and/or for revision?
Start with an outline. Minimize revisions as most reviewers will not agree on changes anyway.
- What is the best writing advice you’ve received?
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