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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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Ronald J Allen

Professor, Pritzker School of Law
John Henry Wigmore Professor, Pritzker School of Law

AI-related Research Areas: Reasoning and Inference; Naturalized epistemology; cognitive capabilities, limits, bias.

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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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Xiaomin Bao

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biosciences, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; My group is interested in understanding how human skin regenerates. We are hoping to use AI to decipher gene regulatory mechanisms underlying adult stem cell maintenance and terminal tissue differentiation.

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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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Christopher Philip Luke Berry

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

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; classification; regression; active learning; emulation.

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Randall Berry

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
John A. Dever Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Chairperson, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; AI for wireless networking/5G; Crowd intelligence/Crowd sourcing; No regret learning; Multi-agent learning/game theory

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Pierre Alain Besson

Research Assistant Professor, Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; neuroimaing, 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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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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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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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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Sumitrajit Dhar

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Communication
Hugh Knowles Professor of Hearing Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Communication
Associate Dean (Academic), School of Communication

AI-related Research Areas: Perception/Sensor Understanding; Hearing loss detection and hearing healthcare delivery.

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Jennifer Marie Dunn

Research Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director of Research, Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering
Associate Director (Academic), Chemical and Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Evaluating AI (Fairness, Transparency, Bias); Exploring the Impact of AI (Social, Economic, Cultural); Identification of changes in land use and land cover using machine learning and computer vision, design of sustainable manufacturing processes through AI application.

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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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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; 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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Jean-Fran├žois Gaillard

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; pattern recognition in spectroscopic data; processing of computed tomography data.

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Matt Goldrick

Professor, Linguistics, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Chairperson, Linguistics, 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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Jeffery Goldstein

Assistant Professor, Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Pathology, Feinberg School of Medicine

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Vision/Image Processing; Natural Language Processing; Reasoning and Inference; Digital pathology; Placenta; Diseases of pregnancy; Biomedical informatics; Digital microscopy; Problems in data annotation; Problems in data aggregation - replication of human gestalt; COVID-19.

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Andrea Graham

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

AI-related Research Areas: AI and Human Interaction; Designing, testing, and implementing digital mental and behavioral health interventions.

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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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Chris Jacobsen

Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

AI-related Research Areas: Vision/Image Processing; Use of reverse-mode automatic differentiation from AI toolkits for image reconstruction.

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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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Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Center Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Perception/Sensor Understanding; machine learning for sensor signal processing.

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Prem Kumar

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

AI-related Research Areas: Machine Learning; Perception/Sensor Understanding; Robotics and Embedded Systems; I am interested in the role of AI methods in the emerging quantum technologies and vice versa -- what can emerging quantum methods and technologies do for AI applications?

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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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