Amy Sliva

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science
education Ph.D., 2011, Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Mailing address WVH- 1st Floor
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Amy Sliva is an assistant professor at Northeastern University with a dual appointment in the College of Computer and Information Science and the Department of Political Science in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Before coming to Northeastern, she completed her graduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park with a PhD and MS in Computer Science as well as a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P) from the Maryland School of Public Policy.

Her research interests are interdisciplinary and involve developing new artificial intelligence models of agent behavior to address problems in security policy, international conflict, and international development. She is currently collaborating with the National Defense University on a project to analyze the nature of cyber warfare and previously worked for the World Bank creating technologies for education development in Nigeria.

Selected Publications

Gerardo I. Simari, Maria Vanina Martinez, Amy Sliva, V.S. Subrahmanian, “Focused Most Probable World Computations in Probabilistic Logic Programs,” Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, Accepted—To Appear 2011.

Aaron Mannes, Jana Shakarian, Amy Sliva, V.S. Subrahmanian. “A Computationally Enabled Analysis of Lashkar-e-Taiba Attacks in Jammu & Kashmir,” European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), September 2011.

Sliva, A., Subrahmanian, V. S., Martinez, V., and Simari, G. I. “CAPE: Automatically predicting changes in group behavior”. In Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, N. Memon, J. D. Farley, D. L. Hicks, and T. Rosenorn, Eds. Springer Verlag, 2009, pp. 247–263.

A. Sliva, V. Martinez, G.I. Simari, V.S. Subrahmanian. “The SOMA Terror Organization Portal (STOP): social network and analytic tools for the real-time analysis of terror groups,” International Workshop on Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction, April 2008.

Samir Khuller, Maria Vanina Martinez, Dana Nau, Gerardo Simari, Amy Sliva, and V.S. Subrahmanian. “Computing Most Probable Worlds of Action Probabilistic Logic Programs: Scalable Estimation for 1030,000 Worlds.” Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, November 2007.

Selected Honors & Awards

Northeastern University
Honors Excellence in Teaching Award{Nomination February 2012

Booz Allen Hamilton
Case Competition February 2008

Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Verizon Graduate Fellowship 2005

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IEEE Women in Engineering

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

American Political Science Association (APSA)