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Kenneth L Alder

Professor, History, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Milton H Wilson Professor, History, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Director (Academic), Science in Human Culture, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); I am a historian of science and technology with an interest in the capacity of machines to transform society and our sense of self.  Humans have long embedded various kinds of "intelligence" in technology; AI accelerates this pattern.

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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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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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Michelle Birkett

Assistant Professor, Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Developing methods for the capture and analysis of rich social data (dynamic, multilevel, relational/network, spatial); Systems science and population health; Transdisciplinary collaboration; Bias in big data.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Russell Fulmer

Lecturer, Clinical, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

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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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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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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Maria Amparo Grau Ruiz

Visiting Professor, Pritzker School of Law

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; Robotics and Embedded Systems; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Impact on legislation; efficient administration; tax incentives for responsible research and innovation; taxation of Big Data, environmental, social and governance aspects; design of better tools for sustainable development.

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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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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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Venus Jin

Professor in Residence, NUQ Communication Program, NU in Qatar

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Human-AI-Interaction; AI in Branding and Marketing; Anthropomorphic Chatbots; Technopian vs. Luddite Ideological Views on AI.

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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: Perception/Sensor Understanding; AI and Human Interaction; Robotics and Embedded Systems; robotics; human-robot systems; swarm robotics; robot manipulation.

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Edward Malthouse

Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Erastus Otis Haven Professor, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Program Director, Integrated Marketing Communications, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Recommender systems, predictive analytics, unsupervised learning

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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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Kelly Michelson

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Feinberg School of Medicine
Julia and David Uihlein Professorship, Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Using AI to enhance research participation; Implementation of AI in clinical care.

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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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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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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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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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Hatim Rahman

Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

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); AI's impact on work, organizations, and labor markets; evaluating AI's transparency, bias, and accountability in social settings.

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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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Daniel Rodriguez

Professor, Pritzker School of Law
Harold Washington Professor, Pritzker School of Law

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); application of AI/ML to law and legal issues; evaluation of AI as a means for dispute resolution; AI & administrative justice

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James Rondinelli

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Morris E. Fine Junior Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing; data-driven materials research; inverse design; feature construction; Bayesian optimization; symbolic regression.

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Sarath Sanga

Associate Professor, 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); Law and economics; contract theory; corporate governance; federal courts.

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Randall Snurr

Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
John G Searle Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Chairperson, Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Computational materials discovery.

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Jan Albert Van Mieghem

Professor, Managerial Economics, Decision Sciences and Operations, Kellogg School of Management
Harold L Stuart Professor, Managerial Economics, Decision Sciences and Operations, Kellogg School of Management

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); classification of products and services; prediction of prioritization; forecasting;
prescription and solving Markov Decision problems; dynamic programming; deep reinforcement 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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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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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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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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