The Intelligent Systems Program emphasizes research in distinct and innovative areas. All areas are led by highly regarded researchers with international reputations for excellence in their fields.
Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Educational Technology has created a number of well-known tutoring systems in several fields of science, and is exploring various areas of community-based systems such as digital libraries and adaptive Web systems.
Machine Learning and Decision Making is developing new methods and tools for solving complex learning and decision-making problems under conditions of uncertainty. Examples of applications include disease-outbreak surveillance, treatment-error detection, high-throughput genomic and proteomic data analysis, monitoring and learning of traffic flows, diagnosis, and strategic financial planning within organizations.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval focuses on areas ranging from spoken dialogue systems and subjectivity and sentiment analysis to statistical multilingual processing and information retrieval.