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Experts on machine learning

Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that enables computers to learn by processing large volumes of data, to detect patterns in data, and to even make predictions and decisions without human intervention. WPI experts on machine learning can comment on how this powerful tool is being put to use in fields as diverse as education, healthcare, materials engineering, and robotics. Understanding traumatic brain injuries, directing robot swarms, and optimizing learning in K-12 classrooms are just a few of the ways WPI researchers are applying machine learning in their work.

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

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

Songbai  Ji
Songbai Ji
Professor- Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Ji's research seeks to integrate advanced neuroimaging into traumatic brain injury (TBI) biomechanics research to understand injuries to functionally important neural pathways while developing techniques to... Read More

Randy Clinton Paffenroth

Professor Paffenroth's research focuses on compressed sensing, machine learning, signal processing, and the interaction between mathematics, computer science and software engineering. His interests range from theoretical... Read More

Carlo  Pinciroli
Carlo Pinciroli
Assistant Professor of Robotics Engineering and Assistant Professor of Fire Protection Engineering
Robotics Engineering

Professor Pinciroli's research focuses on designing innovative tools for swarm robotics. The ultimate goal of my work is to create a resilient, easily deployable hardware/software robotic infrastructure for dangerous... 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

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

Andrew C Trapp
Andrew C Trapp
Associate Professor
The Business School

Prof. Trapp's research areas include placement optimization in refugee resettlement, human trafficking, and foster care. Given the recent events in Ukraine he can provide insight into the following:

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

Eric Mosher Young

Prof. Young is an expert in yeast, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. His research uses machine learning, directed evolution, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and genetic circuits to make yeast cell factories for... 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