Core Faculty

  Name, Title Research Interests
Photo of Houssam Abbas Houssam Abbas
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Design, control and verification of cyber-physical systems
Photo of Alireza Agassi Alireza Agassi
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Data science and machine learning; signal and image processing; optimization theory; statistics and probability theory
Photo of Julie A. Adams Julie A. Adams
College of Engineering Dean's Professor
Computer Science
CoRIS Associate Director of Research
Distributed artificial intelligence; robotics; human-machine teaming; human-computer interaction; human-robot interaction
Photo of Sharmodeep Bhattacharyya Sharmodeep Bhattacharyya
Associate Professor
Statistics
Network and high-dimensional data analysis; machine learning; time-series analysis; causal inference; applications in neuroscience, epidemiology, and public policy
Lizhong Chen Lizhong Chen
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
CPU and GPU architecture; high-performance computing; machine learning accelerators; data centers; natural language processing
Maude David Maude M. David
Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Human microbiome analytics and prediction, computational biology, natural language processing, transformers, multi-omics
Tom Dietterich Tom Dietterich
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Computer Science
CoRIS Associate Director of Policy
Machine learning; safe and robust AI systems; sensor networks; intelligent user interfaces
Photo of Patrick Donnelly Patrick Donnelly
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Deep learning from non-speech audio; educational data mining from audio; large imbalanced datasets; machine learning in the musical domain
Photo of Alan Fern Alan Fern
Professor
Computer Science
Associate Head of Research
Artificial intelligence, including machine learning, data mining, and automated planning/control
Photo of Xiaoli Fern Xiaoli Fern
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Machine learning; data mining; unsupervised learning; ecosystem informatics; natural language processing
 Naomi Fitter Naomi Fitter
Assistant Professor
Robotics
Assistive robots; haptics; human-robot interaction; expressive robots
Photo of Xiao Fu Xiao Fu
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Machine learning; signal processing; optimization
Photo of Bechir Hamdaoui Bechir Hamdaoui
Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Wireless communication networks; computer networking; mobile computing; resource optimization; network management; network privacy and security
David Hendrix David Hendrix
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Biochemistry/Biophysics
Motif finding; non-coding RNA structure & function analysis; apps of machine learning to computational biology; deep sequencing data analysis
Sanghyun Hong Sanghyun Hong
Assistant Professor
Computer Science 
Security, privacy, and machine learning, especially on building secure and reliable AI systems from a systems security perspective
Photo of Liang Huang Liang Huang
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Natural language processing, including parsing and translation; structured machine learning; computational structural biology (RNA and protein folding); deep learning
Photo of Rebecca Hutchinson Rebecca Hutchinson
Assistant Professor
Computer Science & Fisheries & Wildlife
Machine learning; data mining; ecosystem informatics; computational sustainability
Photo of Minsuk Kahng Minsuk Kahng
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Human-centered AI; data visualization; interpretable machine learning; visual analytics for deep learning; human-computer interaction; databases; data mining
Photo of Minsuk Kahng Jinsub Kim
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Statistical signal processing; statistical learning theory; power systems state estimation; security of cyber physical system
Photo of Heather Knight Heather Knight
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Human-robot interaction; non-verbal machine communications; non-anthropomorphic social robots
Photo of Stephan Lee Stefan Lee
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Computer vision; natural language processing; deep learning; machine learning
Photo of Fuxin Li Fuxin Li
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Computer vision; deep learning; machine learning; segmentation-based object recognition and scene understanding; spatio-temporal video analysis
V John Mathews V John Mathews
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Adaptation & learning; nonlinear signal processing; application of signal & information processing to neural engineering and biomedical applications, structural health monitoring, audio & communication systems
Karthika Mohan Karthika Mohan
Assistant Professor
Causal inference; graphical models; AI safety
Photo of Raviv Raich Raviv Raich
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Adaptive sensing/sampling; manifold learning; sparse representations for signal processing
Photo of Stephen Ramsey Stephen Ramsey
Associate Professor
Computer Science & Biomedical Sciences
Machine learning; computational systems biology; bioinformatics; integrative computational methods to map gene regulatory networks
Sandhya Saisubramanian

Sandhya Saisubramanian
Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Automated planning, reinforcement learning, safe and reliable AI
Cory Simon

Cory Simon
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Applications of machine learning; statistical mechanics; mathematical modeling; simulations to nanoporous material development and deployment
Photo of William Smart William Smart
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Improving interactions between people and robots; enabling robots to be self-sufficient; robots as personal assistants for people with severe motor disabilities
Photo of Prasad Tadepalli Prasad Tadepalli
Professor
Computer Science
Artificial intelligence; machine learning; automated planning; natural language processing
Photo of Arash Termehchy Arash Termehchy
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Database systems; large-scale and usable data analytics; human-aware databases; heterogeneous data exploration and analytics
Photo of Sinisa Todorovic Sinisa Todorovic
Professor
Computer Science
Object recognition; region / shape matching; texture; video object segmentation; stochastic image grammars
Photo of Kagan Tumer Kagan Tumer
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Learning, optimization & control in large complex systems; learning & coordination in multiagent systems; distributed reinforcement learning; evolutionary algorithms for control & optimization
Photo of Kiri Wagstaff Kiri Wagstaff
Associate Research Professor
Computer Science
Machine learning; interpretable models; novelty detection; science applications
Huazheng Wang Huazheng Wang
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Machine learning; reinforcement learning; information retrieval; data mining
Photo of Weng-Keen Wong Weng-Keen Wong
Professor
Computer Science
Machine learning; probabilistic graphical models; anomaly detection; human-in-the-loop learning; computational sustainability

Affiliated Faculty

  Name, Title Research Interests
Photo of Ravi Balasubramanian Ravi Balasubramanian
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Robust operation in unstructured environments; neural control and biomechanics
Photo of Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Associate Head for Graduate Programs
Cascading outages in power grids; power system protection, resiliency, and cybersecurity; smart grids and microgrids; wide-area power system data
Photo of Geoffrey Hollinger Geoffrey Hollinger
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Planning, coordination, and learning techniques for autonomous robotic systems