Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon has been a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research since Herbert Simon and Allen Newell invented the field in the 1950s. Since then, 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.

Carnegie Mellon Poker AIThe 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.

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On Campus

Faculty working in this area:

Last First Title Emailsort ascending
Veloso Manuela M. Department Head for Machine Learning & Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science
Lee Tai-Sing Professor
Sleator Daniel Professor
Fahlman Scott Emeritus Faculty
Sandholm Tuomas Angel Jordan Professor of Computer Science
Schwartz Russell Professor
Simmons Reid Research Professor
Reddy Raj Moza Bint Nasser University Professor
Dannenberg Roger Professor; Director of CS Masters Program
Pollard Nancy Professor
Balcan Nina Associate Professor
Shah Nihar Bhadresh Assistant Professor
Mitchell Tom Affiliated Faculty; E. Fredkin University Professor; Interim Dean of The School of Computer Science
Erdmann Michael Professor, Computer Science and Robotics
Maxion Roy Research Professor
Mason Matthew Professor, Computer Science and Robotics
Yang Jean Assistant Professor
Hodgins Jessica Professor
Carbonell Jaime Director LTI; Newell University Professor
Wactlar Howard Alumni Research Professor
Fink Eugene Senior Systems Scientist
Xing Eric P. Professor
Woodruff David Associate Professor
Touretzky David Research Professor
Siewiorek Daniel Buhl University Professor of Electrical And Computer Engineering And Computer Science; Faculty
Datta Anupam Associate Professor, CSD, ECE
Faloutsos Christos Professor
Moore Andrew Professor and Dean
Procaccia Ariel Associate Professor
Rudnicky Alexander Emeritus Faculty
Gupta Anupam Professor
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