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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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Faraz Ahmad

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

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; clinical decision support tools; natural language processing; computer vision; computational phenotyping; risk prediction; digital infrastructure.

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Nausheen Akhter

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

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Applications of AI in cardio-oncology.

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Eric T. Anderson

Professor, Marketing, Kellogg School of Management
Hartmax Research Professorship, Marketing, Kellogg School of Management

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Applications of ML/AI to consumer credit scoring.

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Brenna Argall

Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary PM&R McCormick/RIC, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Human-machine co-adaptation; AI-endowed rehabilitation robots.

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S. Kathleen Bandt

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; surface-based analysis; deep learning; neuroimaging, cortical physiology; automated feature detection.

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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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Ulf Bockenholt

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction.

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Sarah Beth Bouchat

Assistant Professor, Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); computational social science; uncertainty estimation; NLP; text-as-data; prior elicitation; Bayesian models; nonparametric modeling.

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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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Thomas Byrd

Instructor, Medicine, Hospital Medicine Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Medical A.I.

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Jian Cao

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
URIC Director, NU Initiative for Manufacturing, Science and Innovation
Associate Vice President of Research, Office for Research
Cardiss Collins Professorship, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; material characterization; manufacturing; additive manufacturing.

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Jennifer Lisa Chan

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); disasters; humanitarian crises, interdisciplinary research, realtime information and knowledge management, health ontology and lexicon in disasters, social good applications, computational models with domain knowledge and cognitive/social theories.

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Wei Chen

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Wilson Cook Professor of Engineering & Design, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Chairperson, Mechanical Engineering, 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); physics-informed machine learning, Bayesian reinforcement learning, materials informatics, interpretable machine learning, generative design, geometry based machine learning, data-driven design, adaptive learning.

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Yan Chen

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

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Reasoning and Inference; computer security and management research for large-scale distributed systems and networking.

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Alok Nidhi Choudhary

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Henry and Isabelle Dever Professorship of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); data mining, Machine Learning, AI and applications; sciences (climate, astrophysics, materials;)  medicine (diseases causes, drugs, outcome predictions); business (marketing, intelligence, social media).

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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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Oliver Strides Cossairt

Associate Professor, Computer Science, 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; Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; AI and image sensing, AI methods for image, video and 3D scene representation, AI methods for image synthesis, reconstruction, and enhancement, AI for computer vision and scene understanding.

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Jennifer Anne Cutler

Associate Professor, Marketing, Kellogg School of Management

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); social media; branding; consumer research; market research; digital marketing; weak supervision; network analysis; text analysis; online influence.

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Nicholas Diakopoulos

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, School of Communication
Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director of Graduate Studies, Technology and Social Behavior, School of Communication

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); computational journalism; synthetic media; news analytics and optimization; social media data mining; automated news production; newsbots; news recommender systems.

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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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Liu Fawzi

Professor, Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Cyrus Tang and Lee Jampol Professorship in Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Retinal imaging, predictive models, disease prediction.

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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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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; 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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Darren Gergle

Professor, Communication Studies, School of Communication
Director of Graduate Studies, Communication Studies, School of Communication
Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); human-AI collaboration; human-centered machine learning; society centered AI; social biases in AI; multimodal interaction; text analytics; multi-language knowledge graph.

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Jeremy Gilbert

Professor, Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Automated text generation; Automation for story identification; Synthetic media detection; Computer vision for investigative journalism; Media content personalization and customization.

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Matt Goldrick

Professor, Linguistics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); speech; language; mental health.

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Rich Gordon

Professor, Clinical, Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

AI-related Research Areas: Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); I'm interested in the many ways AI affects journalism, media and publishing -- and more generally how it affects the role of journalism in a democracy.

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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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Stephen Hanauer

Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Medicine, Gastroenterology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

Shannon Haymond

Associate Professor, Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; laboratory medicine; optimization; diagnostic testing; mass spectrometry.

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Brent Hecht

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, School of Communication
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); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); algorithmic bias; AI and rural areas; economic fairness and AI; data labor; data leverage; data dignity; natural language processing; information visualization; spatial computing.

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Josiah Hester

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

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Robotics and Embedded Systems; sensing, mobile computing, smart cities, wearables, mobile health, smart devices for sustainability.

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Jeanne Horowitz

Associate Professor, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); machine learning, radiology, imaging, gynecology, liver.

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Agnes Horvat

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, School of Communication

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); inference of knowledge diffusion networks; social bias on online platforms; machine learning modelling of collective intelligence.

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Jessica Hullman

Associate Professor, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Professor, Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
The Allen & Johnnie Breed University Junior Professor of Design, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Bayesian cognition; Human-AI interaction; Social Implications of AI/ML.

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Aggelos Katsaggelos

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

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Multimedia signal processing; computational imaging; machine learning.

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Kevin Kohlstedt

Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Quantum chemistry; protein structure prediction; materials database creation; solar chemistry performance optimization.

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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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