Dr. Atkeson's research focuses on the application of machine learning to robotics and intelligent environments. he is interested in getting robots (particularly humanoid robots) to learn from their errors. Another goal is to build environments that learn to understand what people are doing, and learn how to help them more effectively
Dr. Bagnell is interested in "closing the loop" on complex systems; that is, designing algorithms that allow systems to observe their own operation and improve performance. He is currently focused on applications of learning and decision making applied to mobile robotics and developing rich, structured models that are appropriate for both making and learning decisions.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~avrim/Dr. Blum's main research interests are in Machine Learning theory and on-line algorithms. His work involves designing algorithms with provable performance guarantees, as well as developing new models for analyzing emerging problems such as learning from labeled and unlabeled data.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ebrun/Professor Brunskill's research interests include artificial intelligence, decision making under uncertainty, and machine learning. She is also interested in using information and communication technologies for international development, and education and health applications.
Professor & Director LTI
Dr. Carbonell's research interests span several areas of artificial intelligence and data mining, including: inductive machine learning methods, natural language processing, machine translation, information retrieval, fact extraction from the web and from free text, and automated summarization (where he invented MMR search-diversity technology).
Associate Research Professor
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rbd/Dr. Dannenberg's research is in computer music with an emphasis on sound synthesis, interactive performance systems, music representation and music understanding. He is currently working on artificial musicians that can "sit in" and perform with human musicians. He also is interested in the problems of constructing reliable, modular and intelligent interactive systems.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~anind/Dr. Dey is interested in applications of machine learning to ubiquitous computing, and, in particular, to systems that can sense the environment around them and help users make decisions about appropriate actions to take. This includes the design of smart environments that can determine what actions are taking place and creating models and detecting trends in different aspects of human behavior. Current domains of interest are healthcare, driving and smart homes.
Sr. Systems Scientist/ Adjunct Professor MISMDr. Dubrawski's research interests are in autonomous systems that work, are useful and make economic sense, and in finding ways to effectively build and deploy them.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~cdyerDr. Dyer's research focuses on applications of probabilistic graphical models and Bayesian parametric and nonparametric models to a variety of problems in natural language processing; in particular, in situations where supervision is degraded, incomplete, distant, or obtained from biased or otherwise unreliable oracles.
Dr. Eddy concentrates on statistical methods for analyzing images, particularly time series of images. His imaging research began with functional magnetic resonance imaging but has expanded to include cDNA microarrays, gel electrophoresis, positron emission tomography, and video.
Alexei (Alyosha) Efros
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~efros/Dr. Efros' research is in the area of computer vision and computer graphics, especially at the intersection of the two. I am particularly interested in using data-driven techniques to tackle problems which are very hard to model parametrically but where large quantities of data are readily available. The ultimate goal is to use the ever-growing amount of stored visual information (digital photo albums, webcams, movies, etc.) to learn, understand, and resynthesize the visual world around us.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~sef/Dr. Fahlman has worked in many areas of AI: planning, knowledge representation, image processing, natural language, document classification, artificial neural networks, and the use of massively parallel machines in AI. Currently he is working on a practical, easy to use system for symbolic knowledge representation and is exploring ways to combine symbolic and statistical methods.
University ProfessorDr. Glymour's current research applies previous work on causal Bayes nets and formal learning theory to a variety of topics. With collaborators at NASA Ames he works on automated identification of mineral composition from spectra. With the Computational Systems Biology Group, he works on the possibilities and limitations of machine learning procedures for inferring gene regulation from measurements of messenger RNA concentrations. In collaboration with several psychologists he also works on mathematical aspects of the psychology of causal reasoning.His current work also concerns predictions of biosphere events (e.g., forest fires) from satellite measurements of spectra.
Seth Copen Goldstein
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~seth/Dr. Seth Copen Goldstein's research focuses on computing systems and nanotechnology. He believes that the fundamental challenge for computer science in the twenty-first century is how to effectively harness systems which contain billions of potentially faulty components. One of the projects he works on that addresses this issue is the Claytronics project, which is exploring the hardware and software necessary to realize programmable matter.
Visiting Assistant ProfessorDr. Hanneke's research interests are in statistical learning theory, the mathematical exploration of learning systems. He is particularly interested in interactive learning protocols and in learning from
Website: http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~jiashun/Dr. Jin is interested in large-scale inference and massive-data analysis, where the data are usually very high-dimensional and one must estimate very large numbers of parameters or test very large numbers of hypotheses simultaneously. The setting is frequently found in many scientific areas, e.g. genomics, astronomy, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and image processing. Advances in large-scale inferences enable faster exactration of useful information in various scientific fieds and broaden the scope of theory and methodology in statistics.
Assistant ProfessorCharles Kemp works on statistical models of human learning and cognitive development. His interests include concept learning, common-sense reasoning, and other problems that are readily solved by people but difficult for machines to handle.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~sssykim/Dr. Kim's research interests are in machine learning, statistical genetics, and computational genomics. Given the high-dimensional nature of genome-scale data such as genome sequences, transcriptome, proteome, and epigenome, her work involves developing statistical machine learning techniques for discovering the genetic basis of diseases and disease-related biological processes with the ultimate goal of personalized medicine.
ProfessorDr. Koedinger is interested in the use and advancement of machine learning as a tool for modeling human learning, for creating simulated students, for accelerating development of intelligent tutoring systems, and data mining of student interactions in e-learning environments.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~zkolter/Dr. Kolter's research focuses on computational approached to sustainable energy domains, and core challenges arising in machine learning, optimization, and control in these areas. On the application side, his interests range from improving the efficiency of generation, controlling power in smart grids, and analyzing energy consumption in homes and buildings. He focuses on techniques from machine learning, reinforcement learning, time series prediction, approximate inference, and convex optimization, amongst others to attack these problems.
Tai Sing Lee
Website: http://www.cnbc.cmu.edu/~tai/Dr. Lee uses both statistical/machine learning techniques as well as physiological techniques to study neural processing in biological visual systems. Research topics include adaptive neural processing, neural representation of 3D scenes, information encoding and decoding in neurons, and hierarchical Bayesian inference in the cortex.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~glmiller/Dr. Miller's research interests are in sequential and parallel algorithm design. Of particular interest are problems that arise in scientific computation and image processing. He has been working on three classes of problems; Mesh Generation, Spectral Graph and Image Processing. His work is both more theoretical yet more practical since we require two important properties of our algorithms: they should be both be fast and have strong guarantees of quality, size, and speed.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mostow/Dr. Mostow is founder and Director of Project LISTEN (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~listen), which is using computers to listen to children read aloud. Project LISTEN’s Reading Tutor serves as a delivery vehicle for one-on-one instruction adapted to the individual student, as a richly instrumented platform to collect large amounts of fine-grained, longitudinal data, and as a research tool to carry out educational experiments invisibly embedded in the Reading Tutor with many thousands of randomized controlled trials. Reading Tutor databases from successive school years offer opportunities for innovative work in educational data mining.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~neill/Dr. Neill's research interests are in statistical machine learning, data mining, and pattern detection. He is particularly interested in developing new statistical and computational methods for the early, automatic detection of emerging public health threats ranging from avian influenza to bioterrorism. He is also investigating a variety of other large-scale anomaly detection problems related to medicine, public health, and homeland security.
Dr. Raj's research interests include computer audition, machine learning for signal processing, speech and natural language processing, privacy preserving signal processing and sparse estimation.
Dr. Rinaldo's research focuses on the theoretical properties of high-dimensional statistical methods with a specific interest in modeling discrete data.
Dr. Sandholm's research interests are in active learning, stochastic optimization, electronic commerce; game theory; mechanism design; artificial intelligence; multiagent systems; auctions and exchanges; automated negotiation and contracting; voting; coalition formation; safe exchange; search, integer programming and combinatorial optimization; preference elicitation; normative models of bounded rationality; resource-bounded reasoning; privacy; multiagent reinforcement learning; game solving; equilibrium finding, kidney exchange; poker algorithms.
Dr. Scheines' research interests focus on causal inference from statistical data. He is particularly interested in improving upon the reliability of regression in detecting causation, and in automatically constructing causal models that involve latent, or unobserved variables.
Associate Research Professor
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~schneide/Dr. Schneider's research interests are in Machine Learning, reinforcement learning, optimization, and decision making. He has applied his methods to business applications ranging from process control, to production scheduling and inventory management, to long range strategic planning.
Associate ProfessorDr. Schwartz's research is broadly in the area of computational biology. One major focus is phylogenetics and genetic variation analysis, where he is looking at how one can make inferences of ancestry from many forms of genetic data and apply them to problems in medicine and basic research. Another focus is developing more realistic models of biological self-assembly processes and their interactions with the cellular environment. Schwartz is also involved in a variety of collaborative projects involving modeling different kinds of complex systems in biology.
ProfessorDr. Seidenfeld works at the interface between philosophy and statistics, often concerning myself with problems that involve multiple decision makers. For example, in collaboration with Mark Schervish and Jay Kadane (of CMU's Stats. Dept), we have relaxed the norms of Bayesian theory to permit a unified standard, both for individuals acting as separate decision makers and collectively, in forming a cooperative "group" agent. By contrast, this is an impossibility for strict Bayesian theory.
Research ProfessorDr. Simmons' research focuses on the creation of mobile robot systems that are self-reliant enough for long-term, autonomous operation and that can readily adapt to new tasks and new environments. He is also interested in multi-agent coordination and human-robot social interaction.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~nasmith/Dr. Smith's research focuses on the application of statistical modeling to problems in natural language processing. His interests include predicting the linguistic structure in multilingual text (morphology, syntax, and semantics), learning linguistic structure from unannotated corpora, and building robust models for applications like machine translation and question answering.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~sycara/Dr. Sycara's research interests lie in the area of artificial intelligence, in particular Case based Reasoning and machine learning in agents and multiagent systems, including both machine agents and humans.
Website: http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~ryantibs/Dr. Tibshirani's research is mainly focused on statistical methods that exploit sparsity and sparse structures, from both the applied and theoretical perspectives. His research interests also include more "traditional" statistics topics (like degrees of freedom and cross-validation), algorithms and optimization, and the statistics of sports and games.
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv/Professor Manuela Veloso works in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics. Her long-term research goal is the effective construction of teams of intelligent physical agents where cognition, perception, and action are integrated to address planning, execution, and learning tasks.
Luis von Ahn
Website: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~biglou/Luis von Ahn's research interests include: novel techniques for utilizing the computational abilities of humans, such as games in which people collectively solve large-scale problems that computers cannot yet solve (e.g., http://www.espgame.org, http://www.peekaboom.org); human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and the difference in computational abilities between humans and computers; theoretical cryptography and security, and computer science theory in general.
Website: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~byronyu/Dr. Yu's research is at the intersection of machine learning and neuroscience. He develops statistical methods for analyzing large-scale neural recordings, as well as algorithms used in biomedical devices that interface with large neural populations.