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 Titlesort descending Email
Sandholm Tuomas Angel Jordan Professor of Computer Science
Shah Nihar Assistant Professor
Balcan Nina Associate Professor
Procaccia Ariel Associate Professor
Woodruff David Associate Professor
Datta Anupam Associate Professor, CSD, ECE
Veloso Manuela M. Courtesy Faculty Member; Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Computer Science
Carbonell Jaime Director LTI; Newell University Professor
Mitchell Tom E. Fredkin University Professor; Interim Dean of The School of Computer Science
Rudnicky Alexander Emeritus Faculty
Fahlman Scott Emeritus Faculty
Reddy Raj Moza Bint Nasser University Professor
Sleator Daniel Professor
Lee Tai-Sing Professor
Faloutsos Christos Professor
Hodgins Jessica Professor
Pollard Nancy Professor
Gupta Anupam Professor
Xing Eric P. Professor
Mason Matthew Professor, Computer Science and Robotics
Erdmann Michael Professor, Computer Science and Robotics
Dannenberg Roger Professor; Director of CS Masters Program
Wactlar Howard Research Faculty Emeritus
Simmons Reid Research Professor
Touretzky David Research Professor
Maxion Roy Research Professor
Fink Eugene Senior Systems Scientist
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