Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon has been a leader in AI research since Herbert Simon and Allen Newell invented the field in the 1950s. Since then, the AI has evolved to address problems of probabilistic and numeric nature, leading to the incorporation of approaches from mathematics, engineering, operations research and economics. Our researchers scientifically build upon each others’ work, and research from other disciplines, creating analytical and highly systematic experimental work. The resulting AI systems can deal with uncertainty — both in an objective sense and in the sense that arises in those AI applications that include non-trivial perception.

The explosion of computerized information on the Internet, in data warehouses, and from physical sensory artifacts has also created large-scale problems for AI research. Carnegie Mellon has been at the forefront of that progress, with pioneering innovations in intelligent digital libraries, data representations and algorithms, market clearing technologies, and complex task-embedded robotic applications. Carnegie Mellon faculty are recognized for their leadership in expanding beyond monolithic AI to multiagent systems, where the key challenge is the intelligent interaction of multiple parties. Finally, Carnegie Mellon faculty have led AI from the abstract (“Can one build a thinking machine?”) to a host of concrete applications and techniques that are significantly improving the world.

Faculty working in this area:

Lastsort descending First Title Email
Blum Avrim Professor
Brunskill Emma Assistant Professor
Carbonell Jaime Director-LTI/Professor CS and LT
Dannenberg Roger Professor
Erdmann Michael Professor, Computer Science and Robotics
Fahlman Scott Research Professor
Faloutsos Christos Professor
Fink Eugene Senior Systems Scientist
Goldstein Seth Associate Professor
Gupta Anupam Professor
Hodgins Jessica Professor RI/CS Assoc Dir For Faculty RI
Lee Tai-Sing Associate Professor
Mason Matthew Director, Robotics Institute
Maxion Roy Research Professor
Mitchell Tom Director-MLD/Fredkin Prof of CS and ML
Morris James Professor
Pollard Nancy Associate Professor
Procaccia Ariel Assistant Professor
Sandholm Tuomas Professor
Siewiorek Daniel Buhl Univ.Prof ECE & CS
Simmons Reid Research Prof/Assoc Dir Educ/Phd Chair
Sleator Daniel Professor
Touretzky David Research Professor
Veloso Maria Manuela Herbert Simon Univ Prof of Comp Sci
Xing Eric P. Associate Professor
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