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Building Mentoring Relationships and Peer Networks at CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshops

May 2024   The annual Computing Research Association (CRA) Widening Participation (WP) Grad Cohort for Women and Grad Cohort for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (IDEALS) workshops provide an opportunity for women, historically underrepresented groups, and people with disabilities in the early stages of their graduate studies in computing to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks.

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What Google AI means for you — and your search results

May 2024   Google’s idea is a great one, but needs further validation, according to Kristian Hammond, a professor of computer science at the McCormick School of Engineering.

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AI Tool Instantly Assesses Self-Harm Risk

May 2024   A new assessment tool that leverages powerful artificial intelligence was able to predict whether participants exhibited suicidal thoughts and behaviors using a quick and simple combination of variables.

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Computer Scientist Shares Enlightening Journey to See the ‘Value in Expression’

May 2024   Haoqi Zhang wants other computer scientists, including researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI), to examine their thinking from a consequentialist point of view (which judges actions solely by their consequences, i.e. goal-reaching methods) to also incorporate a dialectical mindset (which emphasizes the inherent value of an activity, e.g. being a good friend).

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Activating the Potential of AI

May 2024   Three graduate-level programs in artificial intelligence and data science equip leaders to meet tomorrow’s challenges while Northwestern Engineering researchers push the technology’s boundaries across multiple fields.

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Professor Ken Forbus Discussed the Future of AI at National Science Board Meeting

May 2024   On May 1, Ken Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern Engineering, spoke on the National Science Board (NSB) External Panel on Artificial Intelligence for a discussion titled "The Future is Now: Harnessing AI for Good."

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Random robots are more reliable

May 2024   New AI algorithm for robots consistently outperforms state-of-the-art systems.

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The Clues to Creditworthiness Hiding in Your Grocery Cart

May 2024   Grocery habits—like buying mortadella beef or scheduling regular shopping trips—can be as useful as credit scores at predicting who will reliably repay loans.

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Misinformation is raging. Here’s how we fight back

May 2024   David Rapp, Walter Dill Scott Professor of Psychology and Learning Sciences at the School of Education and Social Policy, provides guidance in an election year filled with deepfakes, bad actors and the hazards of AI.

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Feeding Futures: Chaku Foods’ Nikki Okrah ’11 Blends Entrepreneurship and Social Impact

April 2024   Chaku Foods is building an artificial intelligence/machine learning-based platform that maps African farmer lands and predicts crop-yields to drive collection efficiencies.

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Six Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 2024   Northwestern Engineering PhD students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, a five-year program given to outstanding individuals pursuing a full-time, research-based graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

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Podcast: When AI Becomes a TA

April 2024   Curious about using AI at work? On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we hear from one professor who found a fascinating, low-stakes way to bring AI into his workplace: the classroom.

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Three McCormick Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 2024   Three members of the Northwestern Engineering faculty have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.

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Research Explores How a Wikipedia-Like Approach Could Improve AI Evaluation

April 2024   CASMI researchers developed a tool that supports community-driven data curation for AI evaluation.

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Northwestern CS Announces Winter 2024 Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentors

April 2024   The quarterly department awards recognize exceptional service to the CS community.

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Setting International Standards for Diagnosing Pediatric Sepsis

April 2024   As part of a task force of 35 interdisciplinary pediatric experts assembled from across the world to create new standards, researchers used a machine-learning model to analyze more than 3.6 million electronic health records.

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VentureCat 2024 Semifinalists!

April 2024   Several of the 25 semifinalist teams that will be competing at VentureCat on May 22, 2024 are using artificial intelligence (AI) systems for their businesses.

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Pioneering an AI-driven Approach to Cybersecurity Analysis

April 2024   Professor Xinyu Xing’s team won first place in the fuzzing tool competition at the 17th International Workshop on Search-Based and Fuzz Testing, outperforming widely utilized industry tools.

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A New Era of AI-Generated Content

April 2024   MSAI director Kristian Hammond discusses OpenAI's new Sora model and its ability to create realistic video.

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Developing Tools to Explore DNA Methylation

April 2024   A Northwestern Medicine study has detailed the development of a machine learning model to predict DNA methylation status in cell-free DNA by its fragmentation patterns, according to findings published in Nature Communications.

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Helping a Robot Dog Navigate Through Crowds

April 2024   Katie Hughes looks back on her capstone project and the challenges she faced helping a robot dog move through a group without any collisions.

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Building Connections with San Francisco Bay Area Employers and Alumni

April 2024   Over spring break, 23 Northwestern students traveled to the Bay Area to build connections with employers and alumni as part of a Northwestern Computer Science career development pilot initiative.

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Jorge Nocedal Awarded John von Neumann Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

April 2024   Northwestern Engineering’s Jorge Nocedal has been awarded the 2024 John von Neumann Prize, the highest honor bestowed by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).

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Northwestern launches effort to develop best practices for news organizations using generative artificial intelligence

April 2024   To help journalists and news organizations understand potential use and misuse of generative artificial intelligence, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has granted Northwestern University $1 million from its aligned commitment through Press Forward.

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Northwestern Robotics Team Demonstrates Mocobots to Tech Leaders

April 2024   From March 24-26, researchers in the Center for Robotics and Biosystems (CRB) demonstrated their Omnid mocobots, mobile collaborative robots designed to help humans easily manipulate large, awkward payloads, at the annual invite-only Machine learning, Automation, Robotics, and Space (MARS) Conference in Ojai, California.

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Sharing the News on AI

April 2024   Noah Edelman writes The Neuron, a daily newsletter that delivers information about AI trends and tools directly to subscribers' inboxes.

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Advancing Quantum Leadership and Community

April 2024   Harnessing the quantum mechanics of sub-atomic particles — the phenomena of superposition, measurement, and entanglement — quantum 2.0 technology has the potential to revolutionize artificial intelligence, communications, information technology, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics.

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Established Frameworks Tell Us How to Build a Successful AI Startup

April 2024   Himanshu Joshi, an applied AI lead from Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, spoke on March 11 during an AI@NU Graduate Student Group event entitled, “Engineering the Future: How to Build an AI Startup.”

Podcast: AI Is a Tool. How Do We Want to Use It?

April 2024   Generative AI is like “a hammer looking for a nail.” On this podcast episode of The Insightful Leader: we have to decide what the nail should be.

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Tracking the Evolution of COVID-19

April 2024   Scientists have developed a machine-learning approach to track the evolution of SARS‑CoV‑2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and potentially other viruses.

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Examining lunar soil for moon-based construction

April 2024   While researchers understand the general makeup of the lunar soil, Northwestern University mineralogist Steven Jacobsen has received funding from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to further unravel the mystery of the dubious dust.

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Questions about your radiation therapy? Ask Chat GPT

April 2024   A new Northwestern Medicine study tested a specially designed ChatGPT to see if it could successfully provide answers to patients’ common questions about radiation oncology.

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AI Has Entered the Court. Is This Changing Umpires’ Calls?

April 2024   New research investigates how the introduction of the Hawk-Eye review system changed umpires’ behavior in professional tennis.

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Online Users Navigate Mental Health Information, Empowered to Help Make Changes

March 2024   Access to mental health services is limited, so people are turning to the internet to find the information they need. New research finds this information-gathering process is cyclical and involves both search engines and social media platforms. The discovery is aimed at empowering online users to help make design changes.

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An AI-Driven Design Framework for Programmable Material Systems

March 2024   A team with Northwestern Engineering’s Wei Chen has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) framework that could enhance the design and functionality of programmable material systems (PMS).

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Three New Affiliate Faculty Members Join Northwestern Computer Science

March 2024   Professors Nivedita Arora, Matt Groh, and Ermin Wei join the team of affiliate faculty members helping to advance the department’s multidisciplinary academic and research mission.

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Engaging with Lawmakers, Business Leaders to Promote AI Safety

March 2024   CASMI is engaging with lawmakers and business leaders as it educates the public about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

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New AI Tool Predicts COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

March 2024   Researchers created a predictive model using a powerful combination of machine learning algorithms and cognitive science. The novel interpretation method, coined “Comp Cog AI” by the team, uses small variable sets as opposed to the big data traditionally associated with AI.

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Questions to ask about government use of deepfakes

March 2024   Two Northwestern University professors coauthored a new report examining several hypothetical scenarios in which democratic governments might consider using deepfakes to advance their foreign policy objectives and the potential harms this use might pose to democracy.

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How to Grow in a Multichannel World

March 2024   As e-commerce continues to expand, companies need to adapt their channel strategies to stay relevant. A marketing expert offers guidance for reaching customers.

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Harnessing the Power of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

March 2024   The Office for Research has created a DS/AI Steering Committee composed of faculty and other leaders from across Northwestern’s 12 schools as well as other contributing units.

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When New Technology Arrives, Who Wins and Who Loses?

March 2024   For tools that assist but don’t replace workers, novices benefit, while experienced employees take a hit.

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Transfer learning paves the way for new disease treatments

March 2024   In a new study, Northwestern University researchers have developed an AI-powered transfer learning approach that repurposes publicly available data to predict combinations of gene perturbations that can transform cell type or restore diseased cells to health.

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Taylor Olson and Lixu Wang Awarded IBM PhD Fellowships

February 2024   Northwestern Engineering computer science PhD students Taylor Olson and Lixu Wang have been awarded IBM PhD Fellowships in recognition of their demonstrated academic excellence and innovative research.

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Renowned Pulmonologist and Accomplished Clinical Educator Named Inaugural Director of Center for Bedside Medicine

February 2024   Brian Garibaldi, MD, MEHP, professor of Medicine and of Physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit (BCU), has been named the Charles Horace Mayo Professor of Medicine and the inaugural director of the new Center for Bedside Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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CASMI Recognizes Research Focused on Preventing, Mitigating AI Harms

February 2024   CASMI is supporting AI safety research through the AI Incidents and Best Practices track at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-24).

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The Dos and Don’ts of Regulating AI

February 2024   How can governments capitalize on AI’s benefits while minimizing its dangers? New research examines several policies—and identifies a promising approach.

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Calming Neurotransmitter Can Also Be Excitatory

February 2024   A neurotransmitter previously thought only to calm neurons may also play a role in waking them up. The discovery has wider implications for artificial intelligence technology, said D. James Surmeier, PhD, the Nathan Smith Davis Professor and chair of Neuroscience, who was senior author of the study.

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Advancing Compiler Technology

February 2024   Six papers reflecting multidisciplinary Northwestern Computer Science collaborations in compilers have been accepted into prestigious conferences this year.

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Keeping an Eye on AI

February 2024   Oleg Evdokimov uses the lessons he learned from the MPD2 program to teach the pros and cons of artificial intelligence to Northwestern students — and his children.

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One Northwestern Researcher’s Mission to Elevate Healthcare

February 2024   Northwestern Engineering’s Sanjay Mehrotra used machine learning to improve efficiency in the healthcare system after his own near-death experience.

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Feinberg Faculty Inducted into American Society for Clinical Investigation

February 2024   Four Feinberg faculty members have been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation, including Sanjiv Shah, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and director of the Center for Deep Phenotyping and Precision Therapeutics in the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

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Daniel W. Linna Jr. Joins Illinois Supreme Court AI Task Force

February 2024   In January, the Illinois Supreme Court selected Daniel W. Linna Jr., senior lecturer and director of law and technology initiatives at Northwestern, to serve on its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force as part of its strategic agenda, which provides a blueprint for the next three years.

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Eun Hee Kim and Chin-Hung Chang receive Alumnae Award for Curriculum Innovation

February 2024   Eun Hee Kim and Chin-Hung Chang plan to enhance Korean and Chinese language learning with a conversational chatbot that will help students practice outside the classroom.

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Helping Mold Ethical AI

February 2024   A new MSAI course coming this spring will focus on the risks and moral issues behind the development of artificial intelligence, other modern day technology and how today’s students can work to create a brighter tech-assisted future.

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Centering Sound Artists in Generative Music

February 2024   During a symposium on January 26, researchers and sound artists discussed the implications of generative models in music, outlined the critical and cultural response to generative music, examined the human role in the co-creativity process, and highlighted the design challenges for a human-centered approach to AI design that seeks to support – rather than supplant – the creative process.

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Marcelo Worsley Named Jacobs Fellow

February 2024   Northwestern University’s Marcelo Worsley has been named a research fellow with the Jacobs Foundation to support his work helping students learn computer science through sports.

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Racial bias exists in photo-based medical diagnosis despite AI help

February 2024   A new Northwestern University study finds that physician-machine partnerships boost diagnostic accuracy in dermatology, but accuracy disparities across skin color persist.

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AI2: Breaking ground on artificial intelligence

February 2024   Northwestern University in Qatar has announced the launch of the Artificial Intelligence Initiative (AI2), a new strategic flagship initiative focused on meeting the global challenges of artificial intelligence and making decisive contributions to research, teaching, and professional development in that area.

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What Happens When We Give Doctors an AI Assistant?

February 2024   Machine-learning systems can improve physicians’ accuracy at diagnosing dermatological diseases. But even with AI assistance, physicians struggle to close the accuracy gap between light- and dark-skinned patients.

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How Journalists Can Use AI Technologies to ‘Speak Truth to Power’

February 2024   Aimee Rinehart, program manager for The Associated Press’ (AP) Local News Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative, was a guest speaker on Jan. 30 for the AI@NU Graduate Student Group’s “How AI Is Transforming Journalism” event.

Four Students Receive Honorable Mention in CRA Undergraduate Research Awards

January 2024   Nadharm Dhiantravan, Joel Goh, Marko Veljanovski, and Garrett Weil made significant contributions to undergraduate research projects.

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Tracking Political Deepfakes: New Database Aims to Inform, Inspire Policy Solutions

January 2024   The creators of the Political Deepfakes Incidents Database won the inaugural Northwestern Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) AI Incidents and Best Practices Paper Award and will present their findings at the Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Feb. 22-24 in Vancouver, Canada.

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Four Students Receive Honorable Mention in CRA Undergraduate Research Awards

January 2024   Nadharm Dhiantravan, Joel Goh, Marko Veljanovski, and Garrett Weil made significant contributions to undergraduate research projects.

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Furthering Connections at Argonne Visit Day

January 2024   On January 9, Northwestern Computer Science welcomed collaborators from Argonne National Laboratory to discuss potential research intersections.

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When lab-trained AI meets the real world, ‘mistakes can happen’

January 2024   Human pathologists are extensively trained to detect when tissue samples from one patient mistakenly end up on another patient’s microscope slides (a problem known as tissue contamination). But such contamination can easily confuse artificial intelligence (AI) models.

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Northwestern CS Announces Fall 2023 Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Peer Mentors

January 2024   Northwestern Computer Science honors and recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in computer science mentoring and teaching with the Peter and Adrienne Barris Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Outstanding Peer Mentor awards.

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How Will AI Reshape Our World? It’s Really Up to Us.

January 2024   AI is likely to change the nature of knowledge work. However, because it takes a long time for new technology to penetrate an industry, we will have the opportunity to ensure that it supports, rather than supplants, human priorities and values.

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COP28 Takeaways from Northwestern’s Delegation

January 2024   For a third year, Northwestern sent a delegation of 12 faculty and graduate students to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), the world’s largest annual international climate summit.

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Building Community Among Early-Career Researchers in Theoretical Computer Science

January 2024   Early-career researchers in theoretical computer science presented novel algorithms, techniques, and data structures at the annual Junior Theorists Workshop, co-hosted by the Northwestern CS Theory Group and Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) on November 30 and December 1.

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Can We Really Discover New Nanoporous Materials on the Computer?

January 2024   Machine learning (ML) is another technology that is starting to play a big role in sorting through which metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are best suited for an application.

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The AI Will See You Now

January 2024   If AI is not already in your doctor’s office, you can bet it’s coming soon — with the potential to create major improvements in our health care and well-being.

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New Brain-Like Transistor Mimics Human Intelligence

January 2024   Taking inspiration from the human brain, scientists have developed a new synaptic transistor capable of higher-level thinking, according to results published in the journal Nature.

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Creating Algorithms to Build International Research Teams

January 2024   McCormick Global Initiatives hosted a workshop to pair scientists from four international partner universities.

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Artificial Intelligence Governance and Regulation with Catherine Régis

December 2023   In this "Breaking Boundaries" podcast episode, Catherine Régis, expert in AI governance and regulation, talks about the importance of involving experts and citizens to address AI's ethical challenges, the need for international collaboration and initiatives, and the potential of AI to accelerate progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Accelerating the Accessibility and Safety of Power Wheelchairs

December 2023   A multidisciplinary team led by Professor Brenna Argall is working on Project Drive, which is accelerating the accessibility, safety, and utility of power wheelchairs.

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New Brain-like Transistor Mimics Human Intelligence

December 2023   Taking inspiration from the human brain, researchers have developed a new synaptic transistor capable of higher-level thinking.

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Strong Northwestern CS Presence at the 2023 NeurIPS Conference

December 2023   Faculty, students, postdocs, and alumni participated in the annual forum for advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science.

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Not Sure Where to Start with Your AI Strategy? Here Are 3 Steps

December 2023   Brian Uzzi, a professor of leadership and organizational change at the Kellogg School, offers a three-step guide for business leaders looking to plot out their companies' AI strategies.

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Developing Deep Learning Models to Understand the Human Genome

December 2023   Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a deep learning algorithm capable of identifying the location where a genetic process called polyadenylation occurs on the genome, according to findings published in Nature Communications.

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Seeking Sustainable Solutions

December 2023   Northwestern Engineering faculty member Linda Broadbelt is pursuing a new ambitious target: the global plastics crisis. Her research team is using machine learning and artificial intelligence in their work.

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Immersive VR goggles for mice unlock new potential for brain science

December 2023   Northwestern University researchers have developed new virtual reality (VR) goggles for mice.

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Smoothing the Future

December 2023   As new technologies like electric vehicles (EVs) raise both novel and longstanding questions, Northwestern Engineering Professor Q. Jane Wang is working at the forefront of the discipline's future. Her latest tool? Artificial intelligence (AI).

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AI and the Law: The Jury's Still Out

December 2023   In law and legal services, large language models (LLMs) — such as OpenAI's ChatGPT and Google's Bard — could be a game-changer. Yet these technologies pose more questions than answers.

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Shirley Ryan’s Learning for Life series dives into artificial intelligence

December 2023   Every year, Learning for Life focuses on various angles of an important and timely topic. This year’s series, held in October, examined artificial intelligence (AI) and its many implications.

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The Threat and Promise of Deepfakes

December 2023   V.S. Subrahmanian, a faculty fellow at Northwestern’s Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, writes that with the clamor for AI regulation growing louder every day, it is time to reflect on the threats posed by deepfakes — as well as potential benefits.

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High-Tech Methods Unlock the Perplexing Structural Features of a Mineral

December 2023   Research associate professor Xiaobing Hu and Professor Vinayak Dravid used atomic resolution imaging technique to determine the accurate structural features of of vaterite CaCO3, a metastable form of calcium carbonate.

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Where business, law and STEM converge

December 2023   Celebrating its 10th year, Pritzker School of Law’s Master of Science in Law program prepares students for diverse roles in a myriad of fields, such as artificial intelligence.

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The Impact of AI on Consumer Decision-Making with S. Venus Jin, PhD

December 2023   In this "Breaking Boundaries" podcast episode, Venus Jin, PhD, Director of the Communication Program at Northwestern in Qatar, discusses her research in human-machine interactions and examines how AI influences and shapes individuals' choices across various industries.

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Women in Computing Welcomes Alumna Alisa Liu

December 2023   On November 15, Northwestern Computer Science and Women in Computing hosted “An Evening with Alisa Liu,” welcoming the alumna back to campus to meet with undergraduate students and share her path to graduate school.

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Empowering Human Knowledge for More Effective AI-Assisted Decision-Making

November 2023   CASMI researchers from Carnegie Mellon University traveled on Nov. 6-9 to Delft, Netherlands to present findings from their research project, which is exploring key differences between human and AI judgment to support more effective human-AI decision-making.

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Focusing on advancing safety and sustainability, UL grows its partnership with Northwestern

November 2023   In a cooperative initiative, UL Research Institutes (ULRI) and Northwestern University are working to bring safety to the forefront of the rapidly expanding field of AI and machine learning through their leadership of the Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) research hub.

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CASMI Attends Chicago Innovation Awards as Top 100 Finalist

November 2023   For the second year in a row, CASMI attended the annual Chicago Innovation Awards as a Top 100 Finalist.

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Addressing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Artificial Intelligence

November 2023   On November 10, the Gender Equity Initiative at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and the Northwestern University Law and Technology Initiative cohosted the “Gender and Intersectional Bias in Artificial Intelligence Conference” to discuss how and why AI reflects and exacerbates historical and social inequities and innovative technical and legal approaches to mitigate those biases.

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AI may spare breast cancer patients unnecessary treatments

November 2023   A new AI tool may make it possible to spare breast cancer patients unnecessary chemotherapy treatments by using a more precise method of predicting their outcomes.

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How Scenario Writing Could Help Us Build a Safer AI Future

November 2023   CASMI researchers are working to understand plausible AI risks through a unique, writing-based method.

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Podcast: Using AI Comes with a Trade-off. Now Multiply That by 8 Billion.

November 2023   On this episode of The Insightful Leader podcast: what happens when everyone uses the same generative AI tools?

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Examining Trust and Reliability at the Intersection of Computer Science and Law

November 2023   During a two-day workshop in October, the Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning (IDEAL) explored reliability and trust in machine learning and artificial intelligence systems through the lens of computer science, law, and policy.

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Student Investigates AI Solutions to Medical ‘Loose Ends’

November 2023   Roger Smith, an eighth-year student in Feinberg’s Medical Scientist Training Program, is developing an artificial intelligence tool to tie up medical loose ends identified in electronic health records.

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Flexing the Lifespan of AI-Enabled Electronic Devices

November 2023   A team led by Professor Qi Zhu received an NSF Design for Environmental Sustainability in Computing award to extend hardware life and reduce waste and emissions.

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Are consumers ready for robots at their doorstep?

November 2023   A study from Northwestern University’s Mobility and Behavior Lab found consumers are more prepared for automated vehicle delivery than drones or robots.

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Pioneering Automated Proteoform Imaging

November 2023   Investigators led by Neil Kelleher, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, have developed an automated technique for imaging and identifying proteoforms in ovarian cancer tissue.

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Capturing Quantum Optical Information with Atomic Memories

November 2023   In a new review paper, a team led by Northwestern Engineering’s Mahdi Hosseini evaluated the rapid and broad advances in quantum memory development over the past decade.

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New Book Addresses Android Security Threat Landscape

November 2023   Northwestern Engineering’s V.S. Subrahmanian is a co-author of a new book called The Android Malware Handbook: Detection and Analysis by Human and Machine.

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Developing Custom AI Language Models to Interpret Chest X-Rays

November 2023   Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can interpret chest X-rays with accuracy rivaling that of a human radiologist for some conditions, according to findings published in JAMA Network Open.

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Building an Impactful Open-Source Ecosystem for Machine Learning Prototyping

November 2023   A multi-institution team led by Professor Seda Ogrenci received a Phase 2 NSF Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems award.

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Nature, nurture, or both? The scientists behind AI-made robots

November 2023   McCormick Prof. Sam Kriegman and his lab assistant David Matthews recently developed a one-of-a-kind artificial intelligence program that builds a robot in seconds.

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The Big Trade-off at the Heart of Generative AI

November 2023   When individuals use generative AI to create content, they accept a trade-off between efficiency and “fidelity”—how faithfully the content matches what they would have produced themselves.

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Designing AI Tools for Underserved Populations from the Ground Up

October 2023   The Northwestern Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) supported a special interest group (SIG) event on Oct. 17 in Minneapolis called “Purposeful AI.”

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CASMI, TRAILS and FAS Collaborating with Federal Standards Body to Assess AI Impacts and Risks

October 2023   CASMI designed and led a workshop to support the expansion of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) guidance from a sociotechnical lens.

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Advancing AI Systems in Cybersecurity, Counterterrorism, and International Security

October 2023   The Northwestern Security and AI Lab (NSAIL) team is one of the leaders of a growing multidisciplinary community developing and deploying AI technologies to address global threats and protect against malicious actors around the world.

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Researchers Working to Translate Human Experiences for AI Tools

October 2023   CASMI research is aimed at helping designers form rich and accurate descriptions of real-life situations so that they can create context-aware responsible tools.

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New Northwestern AI Club Wants to Help Launch Startups

October 2023   There’s a new artificial intelligence (AI) club on campus, and it’s open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship and technical discussions.

Feinberg Classmates Reconnect at Alumni Weekend 2023

October 2023   The weekend’s activities included educational forums and lectures led by Feinberg faculty who discussed topics ranging from pathogen genomics and the biology of aging to the latest developments in artificial intelligence and digital technology in medicine.

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First supernova detected, confirmed, classified and shared by AI

October 2023   A fully automated process, including a brand-new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, has successfully detected, identified and classified its first supernova.

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AI Just Got 100-Fold More Energy Efficient

October 2023   Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new nanoelectronic device that can perform accurate machine-learning classification tasks in the most energy-efficient manner yet.

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Showcase Highlights Undergraduate Student Summer Research Projects

October 2023   Over the summer, a cohort of 22 second- and third-year Northwestern Computer Science (CS) students conducted practical, immersive research in labs alongside graduate students and faculty members.

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RISE Program Empowers Medical Students Pursuing Research

October 2023   Tyler Smith, a third-year medical student and a current RISE scholar, is exploring how machine learning models can help better determine the physiology of patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

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Big Tech Takes the Stand

October 2023   Google may look like a monopoly, but is its power actually hurting consumers? A legal expert weighs in.

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Instant evolution: AI designs new robot from scratch in seconds

October 2023   A team led by Northwestern University researchers has developed the first artificial intelligence (AI) to date that can intelligently design robots from scratch.

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Workshop to Explore Sociotechnical Standards to Better Manage AI Risks

September 2023   CASMI is co-hosting a workshop on Oct. 16-17 in Washington, D.C. to test and evaluate sociotechnical approaches for AI systems, focusing specifically on expanding the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF).

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Advancing Trustworthy and Reliable Data Science

September 2023   As data science and machine learning are increasingly deployed across the decision-making pipeline, designing provably reliable and trustworthy methods and systems is imperative.

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How a Cheek Swab Could Help Fight Lung Cancer

September 2023   Recent research from Professor Vadim Backman and the Center for Physical Genomics and Engineering (CPGE) could one day help doctors make that crucial discovery earlier and save more lives.

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Academia, Industry Unite to Showcase AI in Healthcare

September 2023   Northwestern University and the University of Chicago teamed up on Sept. 14 for a discussion about AI’s potential and limitations. The Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM) event, “Crosstown Showcase: AI in Healthcare,” took place in Chicago at DLA Piper, a business law firm, and included participants from industry and academia.

Small, implantable device could sense and treat cancer

September 2023   A multi-institutional team of researchers, including Northwestern University scientists, has received $45 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to fast-track the development of a first-of-its-kind implant to sense and treat cancer.

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Researchers Investigating Popular Predictor Tool, Working to Mitigate Bias in Data

September 2023   CASMI researchers are working to understand what is causing bias in a popular predictor tool that is quick to train.

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Could Generative AI Out-Entrepreneur Humans? Maybe, but Here’s What Matters More

September 2023   We can all probably agree that generative AI has the algorithm thing down better than we humans do—and as a bonus, AI-based technologies can theoretically perform each of those business-building steps while considering more novel creative possibilities than we could and avoiding bias.

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Patient-Focused AI System Seeks to Reduce Stress during Pregnancy

September 2023   CASMI researchers are studying expectant mothers’ stress levels to combat them in real time and even prevent them.

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Northwestern Engineering Names Winners of 2023 Cole-Higgins Awards

September 2023   Five members of the Northwestern Engineering community have received the school’s annual awards for outstanding teaching and advising.

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Pioneering a New Virtual Reality Course

September 2023   Merging the digital and physical worlds, the technologies of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) offer immersive ways of experiencing and interacting with digital content.

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Ask a Wildcat: New AI-powered tool from Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program fosters ‘unique, customized’ experiences between Wildcats alumni and students

September 2023   An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered tool from Weinberg College’s Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program, Ask a Wildcat aims to connect students seeking thoughtful advice on college and career matters with alumni who can dispense wisdom, viewpoints, and counsel to help shape students’ experiences at – and beyond – Northwestern.

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International Institute for Nanotechnology announces distinguished Kabiller Prize winners

September 2023   Renowned researcher Jeffrey A. Hubbell has received the 2023 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, a biennial award given by Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) to one scientist for outstanding achievements in the field.

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Holmes Named Associate Dean for Knowledge Management and Strategy

August 2023   Kristi Holmes, PhD, professor of Preventive Medicine, director of Northwestern’s Galter Health Sciences Library and chief of knowledge management for the Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM), has been named the new associate dean for knowledge management and strategy at Feinberg.

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Ethical Framework Aims to Reduce Bias in Data-Driven Policing

August 2023   Law enforcement agencies are using machine learning technologies to forecast where crime might occur. CASMI has supported newly published research that is aimed at mitigating the risks in data-driven policing.

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Award-Winning Research Highlights Challenges and Opportunities for More Reliable Human-AI Decision-Making

August 2023   CASMI researchers have investigated threats to validity and reliability in human-AI decision-making and have demonstrated how new methods may help address these challenges.

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Social-Media Algorithms Have Hijacked “Social Learning”

August 2023   Social media represents a new frontier for social learning. What happens when all-important observing and mimicking of others is mediated by algorithms controlled by tech companies whose goals are to keep people’s attention on platforms?

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Advancing our Understanding Behind the Mechanisms of Pain

August 2023   A recent study led by Apkar Apkarian, PhD, professor of Neuroscience, of Anesthesiology and of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Paulo Branco, PhD, assistant professor of Anesthesiology in the Division of Pain Medicine, used machine learning to predict acute pain after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

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Building STEAM Knowledge at Northwestern CS Summer Camp

August 2023   Ninety-three STEAM Scholars2 students — ranging from third grade to high school — participated in computer science project workshops, toured the Segal Design Institute’s Ford Prototyping Lab, and played a chess tournament during the third-annual Northwestern Computer Science (CS) Summer Camp.

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Podcast: Platforms Are Experimenting on Their Users…a Lot. Is That Okay?

August 2023   On this episode of The Insightful Leader: Opaque algorithms on platforms like LinkedIn, Uber, and TaskRabbit have more power than ever. It’s starting to impact livelihoods.

from Kellogg Insight

Watch an exoplanet’s 17-year journey around its star

August 2023   The longest time-lapse footage of an exoplanet to date was assembled from real data.

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Measuring Safety in Artificial Intelligence: ‘Positionality Matters’

August 2023   On July 18 and 19, CASMI hosted 32 interdisciplinary scholars from academia, industry, and government for its workshop, “Sociotechnical Approaches to Measurement and Validation for Safety in AI," to discuss how to meaningfully operationalize safe, functional AI systems.

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Sam Kriegman Named Schmidt Futures AI2050 Early Career Fellow

August 2023   Northwestern Engineering’s Sam Kriegman is among the inaugural cohort of Schmidt Futures AI2050 Early Career Fellows, selected to solve hard problems in artificial intelligence (AI) through bold and ambitious multidisciplinary research.

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Social media algorithms exploit how we learn from our peers

August 2023   In a review published Aug. 3 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, social scientists from Northwestern University describe how the misalignment between the objective of social media algorithms, designed to boost user engagement, and functions of human psychology can lead to increased polarization and misinformation.

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On a Mission to Optimize Networks

August 2023   Supported by a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Northwestern Engineering's Simge Küçükyavuz is tackling the issue of social media misinformation, an accelerating global problem the World Economic Forum and others have cited as one of the main threats to well-functioning societies.

from Northwestern Engineering

Why Machine Learning Could Change Experimental Solid Mechanics

August 2023   A new review paper from a team led by Northwestern Engineering’s Horacio Espinosa highlights how applying machine learning (ML) to the field of experimental solid mechanics is producing promising results.

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As Data Privacy Improves, Small Advertisers Could Get Squeezed

August 2023   Lauded as a win for consumers, new protections could have unintended consequences. “There’s no privacy ‘free lunch’ here.”

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Gravity Spy research paper wins prestigious Spanish data science award

July 2023   On July 3, 2023, the BBVA Foundation’s Statistics and Operations Research Society awarded Northwestern researchers “Best Applied Contribution in Statistics” for their paper “Scalable Variational Gaussian Processes for Crowdsourcing: Glitch Detection in LIGO“.

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ChatGPT Has Arrived. What’s a Manager to Do?

July 2023   ChatGPT and other large-scale language models are clearly here to stay. But how should managers adapt their roles to embrace these technologies?

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Resilience in the Face of War: Ukrainian Researchers Investigate AI Fairness

July 2023   Air raid sirens sound off on a weekly basis. Sporadic missile attacks strike residential buildings, killing innocent civilians. These are the grim conditions under which researchers at the Ukrainian Catholic University are working – at all hours of the day – as they investigate fairness and accuracy in artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

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Doctoral Student Chenkai Weng Receives J.P. Morgan AI Research Fellowship

July 2023   Northwestern Engineering computer science PhD student Chenkai Weng has received a J.P. Morgan AI Research PhD Fellowship in recognition of his work advancing cutting-edge research in cryptography.

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Pioneering New Methods to Understand Protein Folding

July 2023   Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new technique for measuring protein folding stability on an unprecedented scale, findings detailed in a new study published in Nature.

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Uncovering Why Some Cells Become Resistant to Anti-cancer Therapies

July 2023   A research team led by Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania scientists has created a new synthetic biology approach, a “QR code for cancer cells,” to follow tumor cells over time, finding there are meaningful differences in why a cancer cell dies or survives in response to anti-cancer therapies.

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Rediscovering Childhood at the ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference

July 2023   Exploring the theme of reemergence, reengagement, and reconnection after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 22nd annual ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC ’23) Conference brought together researchers, educators, and practitioners to “rediscover childhood” and question what adults can do to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for the next generation.

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New Book Examines How AI Can Accelerate Scientific Productivity

July 2023   Northwestern Engineering’s Ken Forbus authored a chapter in the new book Artificial Intelligence in Science: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future of Research (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Publishing, 2023) that explores the current and emerging applications of AI and examines public policy implications.

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Study Finds Simple Method Can Improve Safety for Language Models

July 2023   Researchers with the Northwestern Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) have found a simple and effective way to identify unknown and anomalous data for language models, which improves safety and reliability.

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How AI Can Help Researchers Navigate the “Replication Crisis”

July 2023   A new tool predicts whether a specific study is likely to replicate, building confidence in the findings among scientists, funding agencies, and the public.

from Kellogg Insight

How to Prepare for AI-Generated Misinformation

July 2023   Thanks to the proliferation of large-language-model (LLM) generative AI tools like ChatGPT-4 and Bard, it’s now easier to create texts, images, and videos that are often indistinguishable from those produced by people.

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Unveiling the origins of merging black holes in galaxies like our own

June 2023   Northwestern University astrophysicists are part of an international team of scientists using advanced simulation tools that has predicted the existence of merging massive, 30 solar mass black hole binaries in Milky Way-like galaxies, challenging previous theories.

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AI Ethics Debate at Chicago Conference, Precursor to CASMI’s Next Workshop

June 2023   Several CASMI researchers attended the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT), an event that is closely aligned with the focus of CASMI's next workshop, “Sociotechnical Approaches to Measurement and Validation for Safety in AI.”

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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Receives $18 Million NSF Grant

June 2023   Northwestern University’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NU-MRSEC), which is among the longest continually funded materials research centers in the country, has received a six-year, $18 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Study Finds Eye Gaze Signals Provide Key Answers in Assistive Device Control

June 2023   Using eye-tracking technology, CASMI researchers gathered data about eye gaze signals, with help from 11 people with disabilities, and concluded that it’s likely assistive devices can be designed to allow for smoother control.

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Moving Closer to Efficiently Using Earth’s Power

June 2023   Using AI, Chris Wolverton proposed a method that unifies different kinds of heat carriers to estimate the lower limit of lattice thermal conductivity and applies it to thousands of inorganic compounds.

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At this year’s TEACHx, keeping the student experience front and center

June 2023   Northwestern’s annual TEACHx conference, a celebration of teaching and learning innovation, last month welcomed more than 300 faculty, students, learning designers and education technology specialists to learn from guest speakers and their peers. Topics ranged from artificial intelligence and alternative grading to data integrity and diversifying curricula.

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Encouraging Undergraduate Students to Pursue Data Science Research

June 2023   IDEAL hosted a career development workshop for 30 undergraduate students interested in pursuing research in computer science, data science, electrical engineering, mathematics, and statistics.

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Designing Computing Education for Everyone

June 2023   On June 8, the Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design hosted a thought leader panel to explore thoughtful design approaches to broadening participation and recognizing computing’s value for all learners.

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Using AI, ChatGPT to Augment the Future of Healthcare

June 2023   Large language models (LLMs) were the focus June 7 of the AI@NU, Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM), and McCormick School of Engineering event, "Exploring Opportunities at the Intersection of Healthcare and AI."

Podcast: How to Prepare for Your New Algorithmic Coworker

June 2023   On this episode of The Insightful Leader, we talk about how large-scale language models work and what leaders should make of them.

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Largest Cell Map of Human Lung Reveals Insights Into Disease

June 2023   To develop the Human Lung Cell Atlas, a large team of investigators successfully combined 49 lung datasets from nearly 40 separate studies into a single integrated atlas using advanced machine learning.

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Newly Discovered Mechanisms Increase Chemotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

June 2023   Next steps include using artificial intelligence, such as machine learning and deep learning approaches, to enhance triple-negative breast cancer drug development.

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Xiao Wang Receives Google Research Scholar Program Award

June 2023   Northwestern Engineering’s Xiao Wang has received a 2023 Google Research Scholar Program Award for his work developing zero-knowledge proofs (ZKP), which allow a party to verify a statement without revealing the underlying information that “proves” the data.

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Northwestern poised to lead on diversity, ‘engagement across difference’ and academic strength

June 2023   Looking to the future, President Michael Schill said that Northwestern is poised to become a leader in research areas that can address some of the most pressing challenges facing our society, including data science and artificial intelligence.

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Study Finds Machine Learning Technique May Worsen Fairness

May 2023   Researchers with the Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) have found that a commonly used technique in machine learning (ML), which is meant to improve accuracy, is more likely to worsen fairness for historically disadvantaged groups.

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What does the new frontier in biomedicine look like?

May 2023   As part of presidential inauguration week, an expert panel explored hot topics of longevity, AI, regenerative medicine, bioelectronics and new approaches to cancer treatment.

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Will AI Kill Human Creativity?

May 2023   Brian Uzzi, professor of management and organizations at Kellogg, considers implications of AI-generated music for what he sees as the inevitable creative class wars against AI, and what it means for us all.

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New Book Introduces the AI Technologies Leading to Transformational Scientific Discovery

May 2023   Northwestern Engineering’s Alok Choudhary is a co-editor of a new book called Artificial Intelligence for Science: A Deep Learning Revolution (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2023) that introduces the AI, machine learning (ML), and deep neural network technologies leading to revolutionary scientific discoveries.

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Personalizing the News: Does It Work?

May 2023   Research is underway to develop an experimental platform for testing news recommender systems. The system will expose people to news stories on topics that interest them and measure outcomes such as clicks, reader retention, and reading diversity.

Understanding How Aggressive Thyroid Cancer Evolves

May 2023   Researchers utilized a machine learning algorithm to shed new light on how the deadliest form of thyroid cancer transforms from slow-growing to aggressive, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Gravity Spy 2.0 gears up for the next gravitational wave observing run

May 2023   As gravitational wave scientists prepared to turn their detectors back on in mid-May, the Gravity Spy Citizen Science team expanded the scope of their project to further refine the data generated by LIGO‘s detectors.

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Inauguration week panels will highlight biomedical science, free expression

May 2023   Two academic panels composed of Northwestern University faculty will convene to discuss contemporary topics of importance in higher education: biomedical science and engineering and freedom of expression.

from Northwestern Now

How Researchers are Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Low Literacy Patients Understand Their Health

May 2023   CASMI visiting researcher Francisco Iacobelli and his research team are creating an intelligent tutoring system for low-literacy Latina breast cancer survivors.

from Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI)

Artificial intelligence helps Northwestern Medicine gastroenterologists detect, remove 13% more colorectal polyps

May 2023   Physicians who performed colonoscopies assisted by artificial intelligence achieved a 13 percent increase in the detection and removal of colorectal polyps, according to new research by Northwestern Medicine shared May 9 at the Digestive Diseases Week conference in Chicago.

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How AI and Data Keep Changing the Transportation Industry

May 2023   Echo CEO Doug Waggoner spoke at the 41st Annual William A. Patterson Transportation Lecture April 26 at the Walter Athletics Center Auditorium.

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Student-Designed Avatar Makes Public Debut at Panel, Theatrical Production Is Next

May 2023   Northwestern University students designed a digital avatar that made its debut April 26 during a Chicago Innovation event. The plan is to use the avatar for an improv show in Chicago.

Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia Drove Many COVID-19 Deaths

May 2023   Machine learning finds no evidence of cytokine storm in critically ill patients with COVID-19.

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Simpson Querrey Lung Institute for Translational Science Launches

May 2023   Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has launched the new Simpson Querrey Lung Institute for Translational Science (SQLIFTS), ushering in a new era of lung research, education, and patient care at Northwestern Medicine.

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2 Factors Will Determine How Much AI Transforms Our Economy

May 2023   The latest artificial intelligence tools, including language models like ChatGPT-4 and image generators like Stable Diffusion, have the world riveted. It’s clear that AI could be on the verge of disrupting a lot of knowledge work—and indeed the broader economy.

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CS+Law Innovation Lab Teams Demo Client-Focused Technology Solutions

April 2023   On April 11, eight Innovation Lab teams presented live project demos during a virtual event, the culmination of their entrepreneurial process of understanding stakeholder needs, conducting market research, brainstorming ideas, testing solutions, and prototyping tools.

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What Should Leaders Make of the Latest AI?

April 2023   The latest artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT are already capable of developing a travel itinerary, generating a simple business plan, and writing marketing copy—and the technology is getting better.

from Kellogg Insight

Workshop to Explore Safety Measurement in Artificial Intelligence

April 2023   The Northwestern Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) is hosting a workshop on July 18-19 entitled, “Sociotechnical Approaches to Measurement and Validation for Safety in AI.”

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Medical Student Receives Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 2023   Zhanlin Chen, a first-year medical student at Feinberg, has been awarded the 2023 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He hopes to use his Feinberg education to provide personalized healthcare which incorporates machine learning, genomics and data science.

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Feinberg Faculty Inducted into Prominent Medical Societies

April 2023   Five Feinberg faculty members have been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, including Huiping Liu, MD, PhD, whose laboratory studies include the use of machine learning.

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As technology like ChatGPT evolves, considering the implications for Northwestern

April 2023   Northwestern community members gathered recently for the winter faculty webinar to discuss generative artificial intelligence — specifically ChatGPT — its growing popularity and its potential impact on University culture.

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Teaching Artificial Intelligence Literacy: ‘AI Is for Everyone’

April 2023   The Northwestern University Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design (HCI+D) hosted a virtual panel on April 7 entitled, “Thought Leaders on AI Education.” The discussion focused on what curriculums are available for students and teachers in all grade levels and how adults can also learn about AI systems and tools.

Are People on Social Media Actually That Outraged?

April 2023   The study finds that people perceive greater moral outrage in political posts than authors felt when writing them.

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People online might not be as outraged as you think

April 2023   Researchers used machine learning to identify people who were tweeting about American politics with either high or low levels of outrage.

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Fluency vs. Fact: How Industries and Researchers are Navigating Generative AI

April 2023   CASMI hosted a virtual panel Monday, April 3 entitled, "The Harms and Benefits of Generative AI: Exploring the Differences Between Fluency and Fact."

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AI algorithm unblurs the cosmos

March 2023   Researchers at Northwestern University and Tsinghua University in Beijing adapted a well-known computer-vision algorithm used for sharpening photos and, for the first time, applied it to astronomical images from ground-based telescopes.

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Two Faculty Inducted into the AIMBE College of Fellows

March 2023   Northwestern Engineering’s Brenna Argall and Danielle Tullman-Ercek have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

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How ChatGPT Has, and Will Continue to, Transform Scientific Research

March 2023   ChatGPT has also caught the attention of professionals across fields, including academia, healthcare and scientific research. In an anonymous Twitter poll administered to Feinberg faculty, staff and students on February 13, almost 50 percent of respondents said that ChatGPT could “prove useful” in their own work and lives.

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Celebrating Feinberg’s 2023 Match Day

March 2023   Residency matches are made by the National Resident Matching Program, which utilizes an algorithm to pair graduating medical students with open training positions at teaching hospitals across the U.S.

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Reducing Harm in Artificial Intelligence Requires Policies for Safer Algorithmic Systems

March 2023   Ben Shneiderman’s four-page TechBrief was published with the hope of convincing the government and policy communities to make safer algorithmic systems a priority.

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Tracking AI Failures: Understanding the Past to Engineer a Better Future

March 2023   Anyone can go to the AI Incident Database to report AI harms or near harms, which are then classified as AI incidents. The database currently has more than 2,400 reports of AI harms, resulting in more than 400 incidents.

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Future Directions in Continuing Medical Education

March 2023   Melissa Bregger, MD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been named assistant medical director for continuing medical education at Feinberg. She discussed how the use of artificial intelligence fascinates her.

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AI in the Newsroom: Professor Studying Responsible Uses

March 2023   The explosion of generative AI has brought one pressing question to the forefront: how can the industry use these tools responsibly? Nick Diakopoulos, associate professor of communication studies in Northwestern’s School of Communication and (by courtesy) associate professor of computer science in Northwestern Engineering, is studying this issue through his “Generative AI in the Newsroom Project.”

Marketers, Don’t Be Too Hasty to Act on Data

March 2023   The CEO at Gap Inc. fired all creatives and, copying his competitors, turned his efforts toward big data instead. As history revealed, simply turning toward big data and AI would not solve the problem.

from Kellogg Insight

Optimizing the Delivery of Proteins

March 2023   A new method allows for the continuous imaging of cells and their morphological analysis using machine learning algorithms for further assessing efficiency and efficacy.

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Two students receive new scholarship to spur innovation in science and technology

March 2023   The Quad Fellowship, an initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan and the United States, is designed to build ties among the next generation of scientists and technologists.

from Northwestern Now

At Their Best, Self-Learning Algorithms Can Be a “Win-Win-Win”

March 2023   Lyft is using ”reinforcement learning” to match customers to drivers—leading to higher profits for the company, more work for drivers, and happier customers.

from Kellogg Insight

Funding New Research to Operationalize Safety in Artificial Intelligence

February 2023   The Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) at Northwestern University, a collaboration with the UL Research Institutes' Digital Safety Research Institute (DSRI), is providing $2.2 million in funding for eight new projects across seven institutions.

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Two Northwestern professors named Sloan Research Fellows

February 2023   The new Northwestern fellows are chemist Todd Gingrich of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and neuroscientist Ann Kennedy of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Promising young faculty receive prestigious NSF CAREER award

February 2023   Four Northwestern University assistant professors, including Hatim Rahman, have received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Rahman’s research examines how new technology, such as artificial intelligence, is changing the way people work.

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Defining Safety in Artificial Intelligence: ‘We Need to Have a Community’

February 2023   The Center for Advancing Safety of Machine Intelligence (CASMI) at Northwestern University hosted a workshop on Jan. 19 and 20 entitled, “Toward a Safety Science of AI.” Interdisciplinary thought leaders attended to share ideas on how we can define, measure, and anticipate safety in AI.

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Competition Aims to Find AI Solutions to Healthcare Disparities

February 2023   The Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM) is hosting the 3rd Coast Augmented Intelligence for Health Bowl in its second year. This year’s theme is for teams to create an AI-based product to address health disparity issues.

Will AI Eventually Replace Doctors?

February 2023   In a recent paper, David Dranove and Craig Garthwaite, professors of strategy at Kellogg, explored the implications of incorporating AI into healthcare—in particular, how such software would affect the central role of the physician.

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Daniel Abrams Named NICO Codirector

January 2023   This transformation was possible due to $3.8 million in university funds made available for the Northwestern Data Science Initiative, $5.5 million in philanthropic giving toward projects in synthetic biology, sustainability, and studies of innovation and team science, and $13 million from federal funding agencies.

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Changes in Medical School Leadership

January 2023   Feinberg has named two new associate deans: Linda Suleiman, MD, and Kathryn Hufmeyer, MD. Hufmeyer, ’11, ’14 GME, said she hopes to help adapt Feinberg education to meet the modern challenges of medical education, including incorporating artificial intelligence.

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Kristian Hammond Elected 2023 AAAI Fellow

January 2023   The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has elected Northwestern Engineering’s Kristian Hammond as one of its 2023 Fellows.

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How ChatGPT Could Impact Law and Legal Services Delivery

January 2023   Panelists considered the potential and limitations of ChatGPT in the legal sphere.

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Deepfake challenges ‘will only grow’

January 2023   According to a new report by artificial intelligence (AI) and foreign policy experts at Northwestern University and the Brookings Institution, the researchers predict the technology is on the brink of being used much more widely, including in targeted military and intelligence operations. 

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ChatGPT writes convincing fake scientific abstracts that fool reviewers in study

January 2023   Blinded human reviewers — when given a mix real and falsely generated abstracts — could only spot ChatGPT generated abstracts 68% of the time.

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Chad Mirkin receives King Faisal Prize for work in chemistry

January 2023   The King Faisal Foundation has awarded Northwestern University professor Chad A. Mirkin the 2023 King Faisal Prize (KFP) in Medicine and Science for his work in chemistry.

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Who Does a Better Job with ESG Ratings, Global or Local Research Firms?

January 2023   To establish which ESG researcher produced better ratings, researchers drew data from RepRisk, using machine learning to power a daily review of 100,000 multilanguage information sources.

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In a World of Widespread Video Sharing, What’s Real and What’s Not?

December 2022   Today, people around the world have unprecedented ability to capture and disseminate everything from children’s dance recitals to police violence or war crimes. But technological advances in AI have also encouraged the proliferation of deepfakes: seemingly realistic videos that contain inauthentic elements.

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Accelerating the Accessibility and Utility of Power Wheelchairs

December 2022   A multidisciplinary team of academic, industry, and non-profit partners led by Professor Brenna Argall aims to enhance safety and facilitate independent wheelchair operation.

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Investigating Disparities in Machine Learning Algorithms 

December 2022   Integrating social determinants of health into machine learning models helped mitigate bias when predicting long-term outcomes for heart failure patients, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Circulation: Heart Failure.  

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Aging is driven by unbalanced genes

December 2022   In a new study, researchers used artificial intelligence to analyze data from a wide variety of tissues, collected from humans, mice, rats and killifish. They discovered that the length of genes can explain most molecular-level changes that occur during aging.

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Which Workers Suffer Most When New Technology Arrives?

December 2022   On the one hand, new technologies can make people more productive. On the other hand, some forms of automation can also make workers obsolete.

from Kellogg Insight

Applying AI Techniques in Cybersecurity, Counterterrorism, and International Security

December 2022   In October, Northwestern Engineering and the Buffett Institute hosted the “Conference on AI and National Security” to mark the launch of the joint Northwestern Security and AI Lab.

from Northwestern Engineering

Atomistic Experiments and Machine-Learning-Inspired Modeling Lead to Better Understanding of 2D Materials

November 2022   A team of investigators highlighted advances in atomic-scale experimentation.

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Novel Deep Learning Method May Help Predict Cognitive Function

November 2022   Northwestern investigators have developed a deep learning-based method that can predict cognitive function capacity based on brain shape and structure, detailed in a study published in Scientific Reports.

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Exploring the Intersection of Computer Science and Law

September 2022   The emerging field of CS+Law is exploring the common foundations and bidirectional relationship between CS and law.

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Northwestern and Toyota Research Institute Join Forces to Find Materials to Drive Clean Energy Transition

August 2022   Teams use AI to design and synthesize next-generation materials to help reduce carbon emissions.

from Northwestern Now

Climate Change Could Have Negative Effect on Great Lakes Travel

August 2022   A team in Professor Luís A. Nunes Amaral's lab simulated the impact of losing 67 percent of direct air routes.

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Advancing the Theoretical Foundations of Data Science

July 2022   The Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning (IDEAL) received a five-year, $10 million Phase II award from NSF.

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Platform Leverages AI to Manipulate Cells at Scale

July 2022   Localized electroporation device could support pivotal cellular engineering processes

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Answering How to Collect Data for Machine Learning

July 2022   Recent work from Northwestern Engineering researchers could provide answers to how most data used by AI and ML is collected by the public and how much data the scientific community actually has.

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Podcast: What One School District’s Fiasco Says About the Strengths and Limits of AI

June 2022   On this episode of The Insightful Leader: When Boston Public Schools looked to algorithms to solve equity issues and save money, it ran into a roadblock—the complicated lives of parents and students.

from Kellogg Insight

AI Detects Autism Speech Patterns Across Different Languages

June 2022   NU researchers used machine learning to identify speech patterns in children with autism that were consistent across languages

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Multimillion-Dollar Gift to Advance Study of Human-Computer Interaction

June 2022   Patricia Bao’s commitment is largest ever for Northwestern’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction and Design

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Pushing Boundaries with Generative Artmaking

May 2022   Panelists discussed the implications of artificial intelligence for artistic creation

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Annie Liang Receives NSF CAREER Award

May 2022   The award will support research at the intersection of economic theory and computer science

from McCormick School of Engineering

Innovation Lab Demos Spotlight “Technology for Law”

May 2022   Teams of computer science and law students developed computational solutions to improve legal services delivery

from Department of Computer Science

CASMI Celebrates Launch with Ribbon Cutting, Panel Discussion

April 2022   Ceremony featured remarks from Northwestern, Underwriters Laboratories leaders

from McCormick School of Engineering

Teaching AI to Read Fetal Ultrasound in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Identify High-Risk Patients

March 2022   'We want to make fetal monitoring as easy as taking your temperature'

from Northwestern Now

Leveraging AI to Work with Cells

March 2022   Nanofountain Probe Electroporation system enables efficient engineering of stem cells

from Northwestern Engineering

Exploring the Reliability of Machine Learning Models in Healthcare

March 2022   MS student Karina Zadorozhny presented research she conducted during an internship at Amsterdam-based Pacmed during the 6th International Workshop on Health Intelligence

from Department of Computer Science

Textbook Introduces Students to Mechanistic Data Science

March 2022   The book introduces a methodology for combining data science tools with mathematical scientific principles

from Northwestern Engineering

Northwestern launches research hub for AI safety, equity

February 2022   In collaboration with Underwriters Laboratories, new center will foster research that integrates safety into AI design and development

from Northwestern Now

Assessing the Admissibility of Artificial Intelligence Evidence

February 2022   Speakers introduced the fundamentals of AI and explained the evidentiary principles governing AI evidence in civil and criminal cases

from McCormick School of Engineering

Connecting Institutions to Build Flagship Dataset for Healthcare AI

January 2022   With support from a recent National Institutes of Health U01 grant, principal investigator Yuan Luo, PhD looks to further integrate artificial intelligence with clinical medical practice.

from Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical School Introduces Digital Health and Data Science Curriculum

January 2022   Feinberg curriculum will prepare students to utilize and to evaluate data science and machine learning in healthcare

from Feinberg School of Medicine

Exploring New Directions on Robustness in Machine Learning

January 2022   On November 16, IDEAL hosted a workshop focused on new directions on robustness in machine learning as part of the fall 2021 special quarter.

from Department of Computer Science

Machine Learning Used to Predict Synthesis of Complex Novel Materials

January 2022   AI presents a roadmap to define new materials for any need, with uses in green energy and waste reduction

from McCormick School of Engineering

Industrial Engineering: Leading Decision-Making in the Age of Machine Learning

December 2021   As artificial intelligence and machine learning become more integrated into daily lives, IEMS faculty members are improving decision-making and addressing societal challenges across industries, businesses, and disciplines.

from McCormick School of Engineering

Podcast: Why You Need a Working Knowledge of AI

December 2021   Business leaders can’t rely solely on data scientists to get the job done.

from Kellogg Insight

Policymakers are ‘way behind the curve’ on AI threats, expert warns

November 2021   V.S. Subrahmanian explains how artificial intelligence is used for both good and bad

from Northwestern Now

IBM honors Ginni Rometty with $5 million gift to her alma mater

November 2021   Two computer science professorships named for IBM’s retired chairman and CEO will bolster Northwestern Engineering’s artificial intelligence and machine learning programs

from Northwestern Now

4 Phases of Analytics Evolution: From Spreadsheets to AI Workbenches

November 2021   What lies ahead for business leaders looking to incorporate data analytics?

from Kellogg Insight

Panel Explores How to Maximize AI’s Scientific Benefits and Social Value

October 2021   Presented by AI@NU, the event featured leaders in AI from Northwestern, academia, and industry

from McCormick School of Engineering

What Was Really the Secret Behind Van Gogh's Success?

September 2021   Creative exploration followed by exploitation can lead to a career’s greatest hits

from McCormick School of Engineering

Marketers: Stop Dragging Your Feet and Start Using AI

September 2021   Speed is a competitive advantage. A coauthor of the new book “The AI Marketing Canvas” explains why—and how—to get started.

from Kellogg Insight

3 Ways AI Can Help You Improve Diversity

August 2021   Your company already holds the data that can lead to sustainable change.

from Kellogg Insight

Gig Workers Are Increasingly Rated by Opaque Algorithms. It’s Making Them Paranoid.

August 2021   These systems can create an “invisible cage” for freelancers.

from Kellogg Insight

Scientists Release New AI-based Tools to Accelerate Functional Electronic Materials Discovery

July 2021   The work could allow scientists to accelerate the discovery of materials showing a metal-insulator transition

from McCormick School of Engineering

New Framework Applies Machine Learning to Atomistic Modeling

July 2021   Method could lead to more accurate predictions of how new materials behave at the atomic scale

from McCormick School of Engineering

Novel Method Enables Enormous Datasets of Mechanical Properties in the Era of AI and Machine Learning

July 2021   Technique enables rapid development of stronger and more robust adhesives

from McCormick School of Engineering

NU lecturer-founded startup Taelor addresses style and sustainability with artificial intelligence

June 2021   NU lecturer-founded startup Taelor addresses style and sustainability with artificial intelligence

from The Daily Northwestern

A More Robust Memory Device for AI Systems

June 2021   Antiferromagnetic-based memory device could bolster computing applications and answers fundamental questions

from McCormick School of Engineering

Marcelo Worsley Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

June 2021   The work will support athletics-centered learning experiences that connect computer science and sports

from McCormick School of Engineering

Interdisciplinary Teams Present New Solutions in Computational Journalism

June 2021   Ten teams presented their final projects that explored collaboration between reporting and computer science

from McCormick School of Engineering

New brain-like computing device simulates human learning

April 2021   'Synaptic transistors’ mimic brain’s plasticity by simultaneously processing, storing data

from Northwestern Now

Human-Machine Collaboration Visualizes Music

April 2021   PhD student Andrew Paley blends his two passions—artificial intelligence and music—to add a unique dimension to his compositions and performances.

from Northwestern Engineering

The Optimizer

April 2021   Optimization and machine learning expert Jorge Nocedal believes that human connections are integral to learning and discovery.

from Northwestern Engineering

Understanding fruit fly behavior may be next step toward autonomous vehicles

April 2021   Could the way drosophila use antennae to sense heat help us teach self-driving cars to make decisions?

from Northwestern Now

Open Quantum Materials Database Celebrates Milestone

April 2021   One millionth compound incorporated in database with Northwestern roots

from Northwestern Engineering

Algorithm Could Allow Faster Adoption of Versatile Materials

April 2021   A machine-learning algorithm instantly predicts electronic properties in metal-organic frameworks

from Northwestern Engineering

What if we could check Big Tech?

March 2021   The collective voice of millions of users could be as effective as regulation

from Northwestern Now

So Your Company Isn't Getting the Most out of Analytics and AI. Here's What to Do.

March 2021   These tools have the possibility to transform your business. If you know how to harness them.

from Kellogg Insight

The Insightful Leader Live: What Can AI Do for Your Business?

March 2021   Emerging research shows that artificial intelligence has far more practical implications than business leaders might imagine. In this webinar, Professor and MBAi Program Director Eric Anderson will share the art of what’s possible.

from Kellogg Insight

The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality

March 2021   Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.

from Kellogg Insight

Pain Hides in Our Data

March 2021   First study to use AI to find indicators of pain in patients’ vital signs data

from McCormick School of Engineering

Novel System Improves AI Testing

March 2021   New method for generating additional training data for commonsense models developed

from McCormick School of Engineering

AI shows attitude toward COVID-19 is more ‘infectious’ than the disease itself

March 2021   The more retweets, the more people believe it — even if it’s not true

from Northwestern Now

Humans Have the Power to Decode Bias in AI

February 2021   During a Q&A with filmmaker Shalini Kantayya, faculty, students, and the community examined the bias in algorithms that impact us all.

from McCormick School of Engineering

Can AI reduce time to breast cancer diagnosis?

February 2021   New research study will explore how AI models could help guide radiologist’s review of mammograms with higher likelihood of cancer

from Northwestern Now

String of stars in Milky Way are related

January 2021   Examination of Theia 456 finds its nearly 500 stars were born at same time

from Northwestern Now

Scientists Use Machine Learning to Accelerate Discovery of Materials for use in Industrial Processes

January 2021   Platform aims to minimize resources required in the development of new materials for use in targeted applications

from McCormick School of Engineering

Zhaoran Wang Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

January 2021   He will use the award to advance the field of principled deep reinforcement learning

from McCormick School of Engineering

Using A.I., Northwestern researchers seek to improve legal practice, administration of justice

December 2020   Recent bipartisan legislation to make public court records more accessible encouraging sign to Northwestern team.

from Northwestern Now

Six professors named AAAS fellows

November 2020   AAAS recognizes faculty who have made significant contributions to science and its applications

from Northwestern Now

Universities worldwide call on government leaders to think beyond short-term election cycles

November 2020   This year’s virtual U7+ Alliance of World Universities Presidential Summit brought together nearly 100 university leaders from six continents for a series of dialogues on intergenerational justice as students worldwide call on higher education institutions to play an active role in addressing the global challenges they will inherit.

from Northwestern Now

AI Detects COVID-19 on Chest X-rays with Accuracy and Speed

November 2020   Algorithm outperformed thoracic radiologists in new study

from McCormick School of Engineering

Who is Responsible When Autonomous Systems Fail?

November 2020   A panel of experts including Northwestern Engineering’s Todd Murphey explored the legal, technological, and societal implications of assigning responsibility

from McCormick School of Engineering

Meet Adam, the “Scientist” Who Never Sleeps

November 2020   An excerpt from the book The Science of Science shows how robots may soon be able to run their own experiments—from start to finish.

from Kellogg Insight

Bringing Human-Machine Collaboration to Music Videos

November 2020   New platform Pixie syncs AI-generated images to music

from McCormick School of Engineering

Optimizing the Design of New Materials

November 2020   New approach determines optimal materials designs with minimal data

from McCormick School of Engineering

Video: How Bias Creeps into AI when Businesses Aren’t Looking

November 2020   A quick explainer on what happens if you aren’t thoughtful about the data you use.

from Kellogg Insight

Northwestern, Accenture receive Gold Award for virtual learning partnership

October 2020   The virtual program “Leading with Analytics and Artificial Intelligence” was honored for “Best Use of Video Learning” by Brandon Hall Group

from Northwestern Now

News

McCormick, School of Communication Launch Center for Human-Computer Interaction + Design

September 2020   Center to develop the future of human and computer interaction

from McCormick School of Engineering

Kellogg, McCormick Announce MBAi Joint Degree Program

August 2020   Kellogg and McCormick announced the MBAi joint degree program, a 5-quarter program to address the intersection of business and technology management.

from Northwestern Now

Artificial Intelligence Tool Lays Groundwork for Autism Early Diagnosis and Intervention

August 2020   AI-enhanced precision medicine identifies novel autism subtype.

from Northwestern Now

How AI Can Help Weed Out Faulty Scientific Research

August 2020   Solid science is more important than ever, yet experts often struggle to predict which studies will replicate. Artificial intelligence could do the job better.

from Kellogg Insight

COVID-19 Risk Model Uses Hospital Data to Guide Decisions on Social Distancing

July 2020   General framework has led to policy changes in Austin, could help other communities.

from Northwestern Now

Northwestern joins Illinois universities to establish $15.5 million math and statistics institute

July 2020   Regional institute will address major societal challenges with math-based solutions

from Northwestern Now

Fair justice systems need open data access

July 2020   Making court records publicly available will enable statistical analysis

from Northwestern Now

Is Now the Time to Transition to Personalized Marketing?

July 2020   Budgets are strapped. There are a million other things to do. But the risk of ignoring AI-powered modern marketing is dire.

from Kellogg Insight

New A.I. tool is a potential timesaver for COVID-19 researchers

June 2020   CAVIDOTS provides easy-to-skim summaries of academic papers

from Northwestern Now

Hunting in savanna-like landscapes may have poured jet fuel on brain evolution

June 2020   Rife with obstacles and occlusions, terrestrial environments may have helped give rise to planning circuits in the brain

from Northwestern Now

Wearable COVID-19 sensor receives NSF RAPID grant

June 2020   Device monitors early signs, disease progression and response to treatment

from Northwestern Now

Workshop Explores Potential of ‘Smart Sensors’ for Environmental Monitoring

May 2020   More than 90 researchers and scientists took part in the virtual event on May 11-12

from McCormick School of Engineering

Monitoring COVID-19 from hospital to home: First wearable device continuously tracks key symptoms

May 2020   Wireless sensor gently sits on throat to monitor coughs, fever and respiratory activity

from Northwestern Now

AI speeds up search for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

May 2020   Researchers develop machine model that exponentially shortens expert review period

from Northwestern Now

ERx connects healthcare providers with COVID-19 medical supplies

April 2020   New platform connects Illinois organizations with supplies to help combat the pandemic

from Northwestern Now

New Transistors Spike Like Neurons

March 2020   Made from nanomaterials, device can perform several different classes of spiking

from McCormick School of Engineering

Wireless, skin-mounted sensors monitor babies, pregnant women in the developing world

March 2020   An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a new wireless, battery-charged, affordable monitoring system for newborn babies that can easily be implemented to provide clinical-grade care in nearly any setting.

from Northwestern Now

People-Driven, Data Powered: Feinberg Launches New Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine

March 2020   Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has established a new Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM), with the goal of augmenting human expertise with computational methods to advance the science of human health.

from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Data centers use less energy than you think

February 2020   New, comprehensive analysis presents a more nuanced picture of global energy use

from Northwestern Now

Podcast: When AI Leaves the Lab

February 2020   AI is now being used to serve customers. On this episode of The Insightful leader, we discuss trends and potential pitfalls that should be on companies’ radars.

from Kellogg Insight

Swarming robots avoid collisions, traffic jams

February 2020   New algorithm could help control driverless cars, automated warehouses

from Northwestern Now

New Technology Could Help Solve AI's 'Memory Bottleneck'

February 2020   Magnetic memory device is smallest demonstrated, uses record-low current

from McCormick School of Engineering

Hammond Discusses Chicago Police's Controversial Facial Recognition Tool

January 2020   The Chicago Police Department recently started working with a controversial facial recognition tool called Clearview AI.

from WTTW News

Decoding Hidden Brain Conversations to Advance Neuroprostheses

January 2020   Reconstructing the stable information from neurons driving skills like tying sneakers can aid paralyzed patients

from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Artificial intelligence improves breast cancer detection on mammograms in early research

January 2020   AI has potential to reduce false positives, negatives

from Northwestern Now

Inaugural Deep Learning Symposium Looks to Future of Artificial Intelligence

November 2019   Industry partners, researchers, and students discussed future of field

from McCormick School of Engineering

Workshop Explores Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Radiology

September 2019   More than 150 radiologists, engineers, and computer scientists discussed innovative approaches to using AI in radiology.

from McCormick School of Engineering

Where Tech Crosses Paths With the Law

September 2019   Northwestern's schools of engineering and law join forces to refine and preserve the rule of law worldwide.

from Northwestern Engineering Magazine

Chicago Police: Facial Recognition Software is ‘Seldom Used’

May 2019   As police departments across the U.S. weigh the use of facial recognition software, several communities are raising privacy concerns over the technology, which can identify people in real time through a combination of artificial intelligence, surveillance cameras and a database of photos for comparison.

from WTTW News

Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern: A View from Computer Science

May 2019   There is a tremendous amount of activity in Artificial Intelligence at Northwestern. There is a globally recognized depth of AI expertise within Computer Science and the applied work in AI all across the University is impressive. The challenge is to harness this work to expand on the core research expertise to both support and amplify the impact of the applied work while keeping a policy eye on the implications of the new technologies as they emerge.

from McCormick School of Engineering

Approaching AI with Common Sense in Mind

March 2019   Ken Forbus’s new book and work highlight the importance of practical reasoning in understanding, designing intelligent systems

from McCormick School of Engineering

How to Build Artificial Intelligence that Everyone Can Trust

March 2019   Experts from IBM Watson and Kellogg discuss how to remove bias and increase transparency in machine-learning algorithms.

from Kellogg Insight

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