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Ankit Agrawal

Research Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; High performance data mining; Materials informatics, Healthcare informatics, Social media analytics.

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Luis Amaral

Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Molecular Biosciences, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Erastus Otis Haven Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Accuracy limits of ML approaches; methods for text pre-processing (stopwords, stemming, and so on); analysis of highthroughput biological data; analysis of court records.

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Pierre Alain Besson

Research Assistant Professor, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; neuroimaging, brain shape, MRI, neuroscience, shape analysis.

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Bharat Bhushan

Research Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Dental Surgery Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Machine learning, Decision making, Decrease Variability, Increase Efficiency.

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Lawrence A Birnbaum

Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; NLP; Automatic narrative generation; conversational interfaces; semantics of statistical language models; collaborative human & AI; social media data analytics; preference prediction/recommendation; computational journalism; intelligent info systems.

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Rosemary Braun

Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Reasoning and Inference; Bioinformatics; Biologically-informed Machine Learning; Network Inference; Network Analysis; Complex Systems; Dynamical Systems; Large-p Small-n Problems; High Dimensional Data; Time Series; Omics.

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Lee Alex Donald Cooper

Associate Professor, Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); medicine; cancer; pathology; genomics; imaging; software; trustworthy AI; explainability.

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R. James Cotton

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Wearable sensors and AI to advance rehabilitation; inverse reinforcement learning to track intent; neural networks EMG decoders on edge devices; markerless pose tracking to infer actions; predictive models and model inversion.

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Douglas C Downey

Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Information Extraction, Language Modeling, Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Information Extraction, Language Modeling.

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Mozziyar Etemadi

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Research Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Applications in AI driven by deep collaborations with Northwestern Medicine; Fundamental, non-gradient-descent based AI training methods; AI-aware embedded, wearable systems for intensive care; Infrastructural integration between AI and healthcare IT.

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Benjamin Freed

Associate Professor, Medicine, Cardiology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Medicine, Cardiology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; cardiology; echocardiography; cardiac MRI; cardiac CT.

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Kenneth Forbus

Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, School of Education and Social Policy
Walter P. Murphy Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Qualitative Reasoning;Analogy;Cognitive Architecture;Reasoning Systems; Sketch Understanding.

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Steven Franconeri

Professor, Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Kellogg School of Management
Program Director (Academic), Cognitive Science Program, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Human-like visual display understanding and redesign recommendation.

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Liz Gerber

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Communication Studies, School of Communication
Associate Professor, School of Education and Social Policy
Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); human-computation; mixed-initiative systems.

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Jie Gu

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Robotics and Embedded Systems; AI related hardware and design; Neuromorphic Computing; AI hardware accelerator with low power chips; Ultra-low Power IoT, Edge Device, Biomedical Device with AI.

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Kristian Hammond

Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bill and Cathy Osborn Professorship, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Pritzker School of Law
Director MSAI Program, Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence Program (MSAI), McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Natural Language Processing; Conversational interaction with machines; Automating access to information; Integrating AI, HCI and human-centric design; Integrating Deep Learning and Symbolic methods; Frictionless information systems; Context-driven AI.

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Thomas Hinrichs

Research Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Natural Language Processing; Qualitative Reasoning; Companion cognitive architecture; Natural language understanding.

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Pedram Khalili

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning, Emerging memory technologies for AI; in-memory computing; stochastic computing; neuromorphic computing; spintronics; MRAM.

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Simge Kucukyavuz

Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Probabilistic graphical models; causal discovery; feature selection; sensor networks.

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Ajay Kurani

Research Assistant Professor, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Deep learning with multimodal brain MRIs to predict decline in Parkinson's disease; neuroimaging; neurodegenerative diseases; Parkinson's disease; diffusion MRI; functional MRI; structural MRI; Deep Learning; CNN; Graph NN.

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Sarah Lawsky

Professor, Pritzker School of Law
Benjamin Mazur Summer Research Professor, Pritzker School of Law
Associate Dean (Academic), Pritzker School of Law

AI-related Research Areas: Reasoning and Inference; formalization of statutes.

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David Liebovitz

Associate Professor, Medicine, General Medicine Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Medicine, General Medicine Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Predicting clinical outcomes; leveraging patient generated data for prediction; leveraging AI to preserve patient privacy; AI and clinical decision support.

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Han Liu

Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Statistics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Machine learning; Statistics and Data Analysis.

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Yuan Luo

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); machine learning; deep learning; multi-modal learning; natural language processing; time series analysis; integrative genomics; computational phenotyping; clinical decision making; precision medicine.

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Malcolm MacIver

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Neurobiology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Reasoning and Inference; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural)

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Konstantin Makarychev

Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Clustering, k-Means, k-Medians, Community Detection, High-performance AI, Machine Learning, Clustering, k-Means, k-Medians, Community Detection, High-performance AI.

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Niall Mangan

Assistant Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Reasoning and Inference, physics-informed AI; model selection; dynamical systems; automated experimentation, Machine Learning.

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Frank Miller

Professor, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Lee F. Rogers, M.D., Professorship in Medical Education, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Abdominal and Pelvic MR and CT; Cancer Imaging; Radiology.

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David Morton

Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Chairperson, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
David A. and Karen Richards Sachs Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; stochastic optimization; statistical learning.

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Todd Murphey

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine
Director Master of Science in Robotics Program, Master of Science in Robotics Program (MSR), McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Robotics and Embedded Systems; robotics; robotic active learning; swarm intelligence; human-machine interaction; emergent systems.

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Jorge Nocedal

Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Walter P Murphy Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; optimization

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Bryan Pardo

Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor; Radio, Television, and Film; School of Communication

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Audio Cognition; Cognitive Modeling; Machine Learning; Computational models of human audition that learn without supervision; AI to synthesize sounds: music composition, speech synthesis; Computational creativity aids for music and media creation; Hearing assistive technologies; New machine learning methods that enable this work.

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Adam Robert Pah

Assistant Professor, Clinical, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Research Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Associate Director, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Bayesian Inference; Natural language processing; Legal texts; Decision making.

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Matthew Plumlee

Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Large Scale Machine Learning, Active Learning, Calibration.

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Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman

Professor, Medicine, Rheumatology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Medicine, Rheumatology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Solovy-Arthritis Research Society Professor in Medicine, Medicine, Rheumatology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Reasoning and Inference; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); I am working to identify and phenotype rheumatic diseases and disease manifestations from large datasets for clinical research including clinical and patient-reported outcomes, clinical trial recruitment, quality measures, & improving clinical care.

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Roberto dos Reis

Research Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; My research focuses on the understanding of processing-structure-property-performance (PSPP) relationships to drive materials science innovations. To this aim, I utilize ML/AI to process data generated from electron microscopy techniques.

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Chris Riesbeck

Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Case-based reasoning; Learning Technologies; Natural language understanding and generation; Episodic memories in language understanding and reasoning; AI mentors for learning programming; Agile software development.

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Michael Rubenstein

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Lisa Wissner-Slivka and Benjamin Slivka Junior Professor in Computer Science, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Robotics and Embedded Systems; My research interest is to advance the control and design of multi-robot systems, enabling their use instead of traditional single robots and to solve problems for which traditional robots are not suitable.

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V.S. Subrahmanian

Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Walter P Murphy Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Buffett Institute Faculty Fellow, Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Reasoning and Inference; Logical & Probabilistic Foundations of AI; Explainable & Actionable Machine Learning; AI for Cybersecurity & Counter-Terrorism.

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Aravindan Vijayaraghavan

Assistant Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; learning theory, unsupervised learning, robust and secure ML, clustering, community detection, probabilistic models, mixture models, tensor decompositions, probabilistic inference, tensor decompositions, non-convex optimization.

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Rob Voigt

Assistant Professor, Linguistics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; computational linguistics; natural language processing; computational social science; applied machine learning; AI for social good.

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Andreas Waechter

Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Development of numerical optimization algorithms, for both unconstrained and constrained optimization problems, including the training of ML models.

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Zhaoran Wang

Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Deep Reinforcement Learning (Theory); Optimization; Statistics.

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Ermin Wei

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Distributed optimization and learning, networked systems, algorithms for Internet of Things applications.

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Uri Wilensky

Professor, School of Education and Social Policy
Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Lorraine H. Morton Professorship, School of Education and Social Policy

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; Agent-based Modeling; Complex Systems.

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Marcelo Worsley

Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); multimodal learning analytics; multimodal interfaces; AI for accessibility; ethics; data privacy; expansive educational experience (athletics and gaming); wearable technologies.

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Ying Wu

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Robotics and Embedded Systems, My current research interests include computer vision, autonomous robots, visual reasoning and analytics, pattern recognition, machine learning, multimedia data mining, multi-modal perception and intelligent interaction, and medical image processing.

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Haoqi Zhang

Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; Learning Technologies; Human-computer interaction; Crowdsourcing; Design.

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Hai Zhou

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Reasoning and Inference; correctness of neural networks; robustness of machine learning; logic foundation of AI.

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Qi Zhu

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Design and adaptation of learning-enabled cyber-physical systems; Autonomous systems; Safety, security, robustness, and efficiency of machine learning components and systems; Connected and autonomous vehicles; Smart buildings; Multi-agent systems.

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