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Experts on artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become central to our daily lives. Whether it’s the search engines and virtual assistants we have at our fingertips, or our favorite online shopping site, we’re interacting with AI nearly every day. It’s a powerful tool that has many capabilities. WPI experts are using AI in the advancement of several fields, including healthcare, robotics, math education, data science, autonomous vehicles, wireless communications, gaming, and music, with the goal of making a positive social impact.

Emmanuel O. Agu
Emmanuel O. Agu
Professor-Computer Science
Computer Science

Professor Agu's research interests are in the areas of computer graphics, mobile computing, and wireless networks. He is especially interested in research into how to use a smartphone as a platform to deliver better... Read More

Scott D Barton
Scott D Barton
Associate Professor- Arts, Communications, and Humanities
Humanities & Arts

Professor Barton composes and performs electro acoustic music, designs and builds robots, and conducts psychological research. He combines these efforts in the development of technological tools that inspire creativity and... Read More

Berk  Calli
Berk Calli
Assistant Professor-Engineering
Robotics Engineering

Professor Calli's main research focus is robotic manipulation and its applications in various domains such as waste recycling, assistive feeding, within-hand manipulation. His lab develops manipulation algorithms by combining... Read More

Gregory S. Fischer

Professor Fischer develops surgical robotics, including MRI-compatible robotic devices for enhancing cancer diagnosis, add intelligent automation to telesurgery, and develop assistive robotics, including socially assistive... Read More

Neil  Heffernan

Professor Heffernan researches how smarter technologies can help K-12 classrooms use technology more effectively and optimize student learning. His platform (ASSISTments) can run 100 different experiments comparing different... Read More

Cagdas  Onal
Cagdas Onal
Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Robotics Engineering

Professor Onal conducts research in soft robotics, a largely underexplored area of robotics that has significance in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response. Soft robots could potentially be deployed in search-and-rescue... Read More

Elke A. Rundensteiner

Professor Rundensteiner's research focuses on how to make use of data and information in an effective manner, towards achieving goals in business, scientific discovery, and digital health. With the inter-connectivity of... Read More

Gillian Margaret Smith
Gillian Margaret Smith
Associate Professor-Computer Science
Computer Science

Professor Smith is an award-winning game designer. Her interdisciplinary work merges technical research in AI and HCI with creative practice in textiles and games, with a view towards addressing social issues and broadening... Read More

Erin  Solovey
Erin Solovey
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Much of Professor Solovey's work explores effective human interaction with complex and autonomous systems and vehicles. One focus of research is on next-generation interaction techniques, such as brain-computer... Read More

Alexander  Wyglinski
Alexander Wyglinski
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor Wyglinski's work focuses on devising new, reliable, and robust wireless communications using artificial intelligence and machine learning.Given society's growing reliance on wireless connectivity, it is important that... Read More

Jing  Xiao
Jing Xiao
Professor & Department Head
Robotics Engineering

Professor Xiao's research spans robotics, haptics, multi-modal perception, at the intersection of computer science and engineering. There are two highly related themes in her robotics research: one is the focus on the... Read More

Haichong  Zhang
Haichong Zhang
Assistant Professor
Robotics Engineering

Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. The research in his lab focuses on the interface of medical imaging, sensing, and... Read More