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Jim Lecinski

Associate Professor, Clinical, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Associate Professor, Clinical, Marketing, Kellogg School of Management

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Marketing AI; Application of AI to Marketing; Role of AI in Marketing; Framework for Implementation of Machine Learning in Marketing; How Chief Marketing Officers should think about adding AI to their marketing toolkit; Roadmap for AI in Marketing.

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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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Daniel W. Linna Jr.

Senior Lecturer, Pritzker School of Law
Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director (Academic), Pritzker School of Law

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); AI for legal-services delivery; AI for legal systems and law; Law and governance of AI; Evaluating AI for legal services, legal systems, and law; Standards for AI evaluation and governance.

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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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Wing Kam Liu

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Walter P Murphy Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director (Academic), Collaboratory for Advanced Material Systems and Simulation

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Reasoning and Inference; Mechanistic Data Science-structured methodology for coupling data with mathematical science principles to solve intractable problems with limited data and scientific knowledge, and neither the data nor the principles provide a complete solution.

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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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Kevin Lynch

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Chairperson, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Robotics and Embedded Systems; Robotics and Automation; Robot Manipulation and Locomotion; Human-robot Systems; Swarm Robotics.

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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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Lynch Magnetta

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, 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; AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); I am a diagnostic abdominal imaging radiologist. I have an interest in classification to aid in diagnosis and human performance in PACS.

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Hani Mahmassani

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
William Patterson Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director Transportation Center, Transportation Center, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; AI and Human Interaction; Reasoning and Inference; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); AI-ML applications in transportation and logistics; autonomous vehicles; reinforcement learning applications to demand forecasting; statistical learning and optimization; network science; network design.

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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.

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Michael Markl

Professor, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Lester B. & Frances T. Knight Professorship in Cardiac Imaging, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Radiologic Imaging, Deep learning in diagnostic imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), cardio- and cerebrovascular imaging.

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Bonnie Martin-Harris

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Communication
Professor, Otolaryngology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Associate Dean (Academic), School of Communication
Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Communication

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Improve accuracy and reproducibility of findings from high resolution, motion radiographic images of swallowing
Uncover diagnostic phenotypes, biomarkers of recovery and treatment effects in patients with swallowing impairment (dysphagia).

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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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Frank Mulhern

Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Executive Director (Academic), Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chair in Journalism, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; AI and Human Interaction; Retailing applications - evaluation of consumer spending data.

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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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Karna Murthy

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Image processing
Diagnostic objectivity in medicine, Neonatal medicine.

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Andrew Naidech

Professor, Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Anesthesiology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; neurology; stroke; neuroimaging; diagnostic imaging; natural language processing.

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Eleanor O'Rourke

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

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; artificial intelligence in education; intelligent learning environments.

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Amy Paller

Professor, Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Walter J Hamlin Professor, Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chairperson, Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; improving diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma in epidermolysis bullosa; using AI for finding subtle clues to dermatological diagnosis.

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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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Angela Pfammatter

Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); behavioral medicine; chronic disease prevention; just in time adaptive interventions; optimization research methodology.

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Steven Keith Platt

Adjunct Lecturer, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Research Director at the Retail Analytics Council

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Engaged in retail AI and analytics, robotics, and customer-facing technologies. Central to this is building actionable models that aid retailers in gaining insights into their customers and operations.

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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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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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Alan Sahakian

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Associate Dean (Academic), McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Robotics and Embedded Systems; AI in medicine; automated interpretation of medical signals and images; AI in  cardiology; real-time AI-augmented therapies; AI-assisted ablation.

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L. Nelson Sanchez-Pinto

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Clinical data science
Data-driven clinical phenotyping in pediatric sepsis, Clinical prediction modeling.

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David Schwartz

Professor, Pritzker School of Law
Frederic P Vose Professor, Pritzker School of Law
Associate Dean (Academic), Pritzker School of Law

AI-related Research Areas: Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); legal systems; litigation systems.

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Sanjiv Shah

Professor, Medicine, Cardiology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Medicine, Cardiology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine
Neil J. Stone Professor, Medicine, Cardiology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; automated diagnosis; classification of disease.

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Bonnie Spring

Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Professor, Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Reasoning and Inference; machine learning, prediction, mobile health, mHealth.

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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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Brian Uzzi

Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning,Natural Language Processing, AI and Human Interaction, Reasoning and Inference; Brian Uzzi’s AI work is a novel synthesis of behavioral and computer science that focuses on improving decision-making in diverse contexts including the evaluation and of scientific research and the boosting of expertise in patenting and invention.

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Yury Velichko

Research Assistant Professor, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Medical imaging; image processing; segmentation; radiomics; functional data analysis; simulation; machine learning; deep learning.

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Vijay Viswanathan

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

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning,Natural Language Processing,AI and Human Interaction; AI and marketing; user experience; machine learning; AI and human interaction; IoT; knowledge management.

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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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Dashun Wang

Associate Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

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); Innovation; creativity; science of science.

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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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Firas Wehbe

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; AI and Human Interaction; Embedding ML models in the EHR, secondary use and analysis of EHR data, use of AI to support provider workflow.

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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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Chris Wolverton

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Engg, Materials Science and Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning.

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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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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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