School of Arts and Sciences

Kshanti Greene Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Before joining the Thomas College Faculty, Dr. Greene had over 25 years of working in the software industry. She has worked in commercial software development shops and in artificial intelligence R&D for the Department of Defense (including their research branch DARPA), Lockheed Martin, and several small businesses. She received her PhD from the University of New Mexico and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh (in addition to a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon). Before joining Thomas she taught CS part time at Southern Maine Community College and did data management and software development for their TRIO program. She is also an entrepreneur and continues to build tools for collaborative problem-solving and decision making, as well as for wildlife conservation.


  • Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of New Mexico
  • B.S (Computer Science), University of Pittsburgh
  • B.F.A. (Fine Art), Carnegie-Mellon University


Method to display a graph containing nodes and edges in a two-dimensional grid. Patent #US9672645B2.


K. Greene and T. Young (2013). Building blocks for collective problem solving. Springer Handbook on Human Computation, Pietro Michelucci, ed.

K. Greene and T. Young (2013) Human stigmergy in augmented environments. In Proceedings of the First AAAI Conference on Human Computation.

K. Greene, D. Thomsen, P. Michelucci (2011). Explorations in massively collaborative problem solving. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Social Computing 2011.

K. Greene, D. Cooper, A. Buczak, M. Czajkowski, J. Vagle and M. Hofmann (2006). Cognitive agents for sense and respond logistics. In Defence Applications, Multi-Agent Systems. Simon G. Thompson and Robert Ghanea-Hercock, eds. Springer Verlag, 2006.

Dissertation (2010): Collective belief models for representing consensus and divergence in communities of Bayesian decision-makers, University of New Mexico.

Areas of Expertise and Interest

Dr. Greene’s specialization is in aggregate models for problem-solving and decision-making, including techniques from AI, Social Computing, and Game Theory.


“Collective belief models for representing consensus and divergence in communities of Bayesian decision-makers.”

Professional Affiliations

American Computing Machinery

Committee Involvement

Chair of Faculty Enrollment Committee

Campus Involvement

Advisor for Alpha Chi National Honor’s Society members

Community Involvement

Administrator for the Facebook MAINE Birds group, which has 35,000 members and is dedicated to education about wild birds in Maine.

Working with local organization, Ag Allies, to use data science to identify grassland bird nesting areas.

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