Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a long history in our department, and currently supports a very dynamic program of research and education. Our educational curriculum provides a broad range of courses including introductory AI, automated planning, cognitive modeling, commonsense reasoning, evolutionary computation, game theory, machine learning, multi-agent systems, natural language processing, and neural computation. The AI group has consistently ranked high in external national assessments: for example, in the US News ranking of best graduate schools, our AI program is ranked 9th among all universities and 6th among public universities.

Many of our former students have gone on to very high levels of achievement. Examples include Vipin Kumar (PhD 1982), Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, and IEEE; Qiang Yang (PhD 1989), Fellow of the IEEE; Naresh Gupta (PhD 1993), Senior Vice President at Adobe; Lee Spector (PhD 1992), Fellow of the ISGEC; Gary Flake (PhD 1993), Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and well known author of The Computational Beauty of Nature; Narendra Ahuja (PhD 1979), Fellow of the IEEE, AAAI , SPIE, and ACM; and Granger Sutton (PhD 1992), whose software was used in the first-ever assembly of the complete whole genome of a free-living organism, the Haemophilus influenzae genome.

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Recent News

Professor Dana Nau has been named a 2014 ACM fellow for his contributions to automated search and planning. ACM recognizes fellows for their significant contributions to computing. Dr. Nau's research...
Professor V.S. Subrahmanian's work on the terrorism analytics tool STONE (Shaping Terrorist Organizational Network Efficacy) was recently highlighted by several media outlets. Subrahmanian was quoted in Federal technology magazine FCW on August 27 and in FastCompany on August 28. Additionally, the WJLA program "Government Matters" broadcast a feature on STONE in which Subrahmanian was interviewed.
Lise Getoor gave a keynote speech titled "Probabilistic Soft Logic: A Scalable Approach for Markov Random Fields over Continuous-Valued Variables" at the 7th International RuleML Symposium held July...
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has announced that Professors Bonnie Dorr and Lise Getoor are among this year's elected AAAI Fellows. Dorr was recognized for her...
Professor Hal Daume III was recently promoted to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Khuller and the Department offer their congratulations.
Professor V.S. Subrahmanian was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York City on May 8. He spoke on "Sentiments, Signals, and Action: Some Stories".
CS and UMIACS Professor Bonnie Dorr was recently featured in The Odyssey, a magazine from the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, highlighting her work in developing translation...
Ching Teo and Yezhou Yang and their advisors Yiannis Aloimonos and Hal Daume III won Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2011 awards.
A paper by Kutluhan Erol, PhD graduate and Professors Jim Hendler and Dana Nau has received an honorable mention for the ICAPS Influential Paper award, which will be awarded at the ICAPS-2009...

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