Research and Application Areas:

* Artificial Intelligence applications for the web (particularly e-commerce)
* Knowledge Representation and reasoning systems and their usability
* Information Organization (particularly ontology generation and management)
* Filtering Object Presentations and explanations
* Ontology-Enhanced Search

Applications Developed:
* configurators (17 deployed systems for AT&T and Lucent Technologies having configured over 6 billion dollars worth of telecommunications equipment)
* knowledge-enhanced search (10 applications deployed within AT&T and P-CHIP in areas such as medicine, high technology and telecommunications competitive intelligence, customer care, staffing, high tech research, etc.) The outdated web page is available on FindUR. It is currently deployed on search.att.comand can be tested by searching for cellular vs. ‘cellular’ or cable vs. ‘cable’.
* intelligent web applications (electronic yellow pages, online calendars, home town web sites, electronic commerce, etc. at AT&T and Quintillion)

Education and Research Lab History:
Deborah holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Duke University, a M.S in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University. She joined Stanford in 1998 after having spent 18 1/2 years at AT&T Labs–Research (previously AT&T Bell Laboratories). Her AT&T work can be viewed from her previous web site.