Artificial Intelligence Faculty

Jacob Abernethy
Division: CSE
Address: 3765 Beyster
Phone: 734-763-1560
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Degree: PhD, Computer Science, UC Berkeley, 2011
Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Jake's research draws from the field of Machine Learning (ML), but he has devoted much attention to a range of areas, including game theory, decision theory, optimization, market mechanism design, and financial applications. He is particularly interested in how algorithms utilized in ML, such as those for discovering patterns in data, are strongly related to methods used in large-scale optimization, as well as strategies for hedging financial derivatives and setting prices in securities markets.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Theory of Computation.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Electronic Commerce; Design and Analysis of Algorithms.
 
 
Satinder Singh Baveja
Division: CSE
Address: 3749 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 936-2831
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Degree: Ph.D. University of Massachusetts
Title: Professor
Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning, Computational Game Theory, Adaptive Human Computer Interaction
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Theory of Computation.
Areas of Specialty: Cognitive Architectures; Multiagent Systems; Machine Learning; Electronic Commerce; Assistive Technology; The Intersection of Computer Science and Economics; Healthcare Computing.
 
 
Jia Deng
Division: CSE
Address: 3765 Beyster
Phone: TBD
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Degree: PhD, Computer Science, Princeton, 2012
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Harvesting, understanding, and harnessing big visual data for object recognition, activity recognition, scene understanding, image and video retrieval, and other applications.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Robotics and Computer Vision.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Computer Vision.
 
 
Edmund H Durfee
Division: CSE
Address: 3745 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 936-1563
Fax: (734) 763-1260
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Degree: Ph.D. U-Massachusetts
Title: Professor
Research Interests: Multi-agent coordination and intelligent real-time systems
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence.
Areas of Specialty: Multiagent Systems; Electronic Commerce; Constraint-based Reasoning; Assistive Technology; Robotics.
 
 
Georg Essl
Division: CSE
Address: 3624 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 615-2691
Fax: (734) 763-1260
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Degree: Ph.D, Princeton
Title: Assistant Professor of CSE; Assistant Professor Music, Theater & Dance
Research Interests: Interactive Computer Music, Mobile HCI & Mobile Music Making, Sensory-Rich Interfaces, Real-time Sound Synthesis, Musical Acoustics, Application of Computer Science to Music and the Arts.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Interactive Systems; Signal and Image Processing; Theory of Computation.
Areas of Specialty: Performative and Mobile Art and Creativity.
 
 
Benjamin Kuipers
Division: CSE
Address: 3741 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 647-6887
Fax: (734) 763-1260
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Degree: PhD., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Professor
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Robotics and Computer Vision.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Robotics; Computer Vision.
 
 
John E. Laird
Division: CSE
Address: 3753 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 647-1761
Fax: (734) 763-1260
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Degree: Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon
Title: Professor; John L. Tishman Professor of Engineering
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Architectures, Machine learning, and Computer Games
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence.
Areas of Specialty: Cognitive Architectures; Machine Learning; Robotics.
 
 
Honglak Lee
Division: CSE
Address: 3773 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 764-3726
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Degree: PhD Stanford University
Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Audio Recognition, Text Processing, Robotic Perception, Cognitive Architectures, Data Mining
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Signal and Image Processing; Robotics and Computer Vision.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Statistical Estimation and Learning; Computer Vision; Healthcare Computing.
 
 
Rada Mihalcea
Division: CSE
Address: 3769 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: 734-647-4088
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Degree: PhD CSE, SMU, 2001; PhD Linguistics, Oxford, 2010
Title: Associate Professor
Research Interests: Computational linguistics, with a focus on lexical semantics, graph-based algorithms for natural language processing, and multilingual natural language processing. She is currently involved in a number of research projects, including modeling of word meaning, monolingual and crosslingual semantic similarity, subjectivity, sentiment, and emotion analysis, multimodal affect analysis, text summarization, and computational humor.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Interactive Systems.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.
 
 
Emily Mower Provost
Division: CSE
Address: 3620 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: 734-647-1802
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Degree: PhD University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Title: Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Interactive Systems.
Areas of Specialty: Computational Modeling of Human Emotion.
 
 
Edwin Olson
Division: CSE
Address: 3737 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 647-1049
Fax: (734) 763-1260
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Degree: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Prof. Edwin Olson's interests focus on finding ways for robots to sense and understand their environment while coping with uncertainty and ambiguity. The perception problem is central to a variety of practical applications, from indoor robots that can lead tours or deliver mail to autonomous cars that can navigate urban environments. His work includes both fundamental algorithm research (optimization, state estimation, classification) and system building.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Robotics and Computer Vision.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Robotics.
 
 
Martha Pollack
Division: CSE
Address: 3052 Fleming Administration Bldg.
Phone: 734-763-1282
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Degree: Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Title: Martha E. Pollack, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of School of Information; Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, planning and execution, agent-based systems, computational models of rationality
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence.
Areas of Specialty: Constraint-based Reasoning; Assistive Technology.
 
 
Dragomir Radev
Division: CSE
Address: 3917 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 764-1160
Fax: (734) 764-2475
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Degree: Ph.D. Columbia University
Title: Professor; Professor, School of Information
Research Interests: Information retrieval, natural language processing, digital libraries, text and data mining, artificial intelligence
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence.
Areas of Specialty: Bioinformatics; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.
 
 
Karem A. Sakallah
Division: CSE ECE
Address: 4603 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 936-1350
Fax: (734) 763-4617
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Degree: Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon
Title: Professor
Research Interests: Computer-aided design of electronic systems, Boolean satisfiability, discrete optimization, and hardware and software verification.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Computer Architecture; Computer-Aided Design and VLSI.
Areas of Specialty: Electronic Design Automation; Logic Synthesis; Design Verification and Validation; Verification, Testing and Physical Design.
 
 
Grant Schoenebeck
Division: CSE
Address: 3640 Beyster Bldg
Phone: 734/647-4712
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Degree: PhD 2010, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Theoretical computer science, linear and semidefinite programs, intersection of computer science and social networks, intersection of computer science and economics, NP-complete optimization problems, and computational complexity theory
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Theory of Computation.
Areas of Specialty: Design and Analysis of Algorithms; Complexity Theory; The Intersection of Computer Science and Economics.
 
 
Zeeshan H. Syed
Division: CSE
Address: 3777 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 936-1272
Fax: 734-763-1260
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Degree: Ph.D, MIT
Research Interests: Application of machine learning and signal processing to problems in clinical medicine and developing world healthcare. Specific areas include computational biomarkers to predict cardiovascular and neurological disorders; treatment planning for cancer and surgery; low-cost software-based surrogates for expensive diagnostic hardware; sustainable information and communication technologies for global health education and disease prevention.
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence.
Areas of Specialty: Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval; Computational Healthcare; Healthcare Computing.
 
 
Michael Wellman
Division: CSE
Address: 3757 Beyster Bldg.
Phone: (734) 764-6894
Fax: (734) 763-1260
Email:
Degree: Ph.D. MIT
Title: Professor
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Commerce
Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence; Theory of Computation.
Areas of Specialty: Multiagent Systems; Electronic Commerce; Constraint-based Reasoning; The Intersection of Computer Science and Economics.