Kevin D. Ashley is an expert on computer modeling of legal reasoning and cyberspace legal issues. In addition to his appointment at the School of Law, he is a senior scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center and holds a secondary appointment in the School of Computing and Information.
Ashley has been a principal investigator of a number of National Science Foundation grants to study reasoning with cases in law and professional ethics. He is also the author of Modeling Legal Argument: Reasoning with Cases and Hypotheticals (MIT Press/Bradford Books, 1990) and of Artificial Intelligence and Legal Analytics: New Tools for Law Practice in the Digital Age (Cambridge University Press, 2017). A former National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator, Ashley has been a visiting scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, a senior visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna, and a former president of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law.