Michael A. Covington, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist Emeritus
Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Institute for Artificial Intelligence
The University of Georgia
Room 111, Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
Athens, Georgia 30602-7415 U.S.A.
E-mail:      LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mcovington

Michael A. Covington > About Me

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Important note: In June 2013, I am leaving the University of Georgia to work in industry. I will still have faculty privileges but will not be available to teach or direct student work. For more information see our newsletter.

These web pages are being kept here because some of their content is of lasting interest. They do not necessarily reflect ongoing activity.

My schedule

My speaking engagements

My teaching in future semesters

My presentation at Health Journalism 2012

My research areas

  • Natural language understanding
  • Computational psycholinguistics
  • Information retrieval and extraction
  • Logic programming
  • Microcontroller applications
  • Image processing

My credentials

Curriculum vitae (PDF)



  • Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering since 2000.
  • IBM Supercomputing Competition. First prize for humanities and social sciences (1990).
  • Co-valedictorian, University of Georgia, 1977.
  • See curriculum vitae for more.

Yes, I designed these web pages myself, with considerable help from my wife, Melody, who is a professional web designer. I used Photoshop for the graphics and raw HTML (typed in a text editor) for the layout and links.

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