Artificial Intelligence Group

Welcome to the Artificial Intelligence Group

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Group at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science conducts research in many areas of artificial intelligence. Faculty members of the group have active interests in: models of intelligent interaction, multi-agent systems, natural language understanding, constraint programming, computational vision, robotics, machine learning, and reasoning under uncertainty.

The AI Group also has a particular investment in Societal AI.

  1. Jan. 11, 2019Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues’ work on machine learning featured as front-page article on Nature

    Professor Shai Ben-David and his colleagues Pavel Hrubes, Shay Moran, Amir Shpilka and Amir Yehudayoff have shown that a simple machine learning problem — whether an algorithm can extract a pattern from limited data — is mathematically unsolvable because it is linked to inherent shortcomings of mathematics discovered by Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel in the 1930s.

  2. Dec. 3, 2018Professor Shai Ben-David and colleagues win best paper award at NeurIPS 2018

    Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Shai Ben-David, his former PhD student Hassan Ashtiani, now an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, along with colleagues Christopher Liaw, Abbas Mehrabian and Yaniv Plan, have received a best paper award at NeurIPS 2018, the 32ndAnnual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.

  3. Oct. 29, 2018Meet Professors Olga Veksler and Yuri Boykov, two computer vision researchers who recently joined the Cheriton School of Computer Science

    Professors Olga Veksler and Yuri Boykov joined the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science earlier this year. Previously, both were full professors in the Department of Computer Science at Western University, where they were faculty members for 14 years.

    Their research interests are in the area of computer vision. In particular, Olga’s interests are in visual correspondence and image segmentation, and Yuri’s also include 3D reconstruction and biomedical image analysis.

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  1. Feb. 25, 2019AI Seminar: Interactive Learning and Decision Making with Machines and People

    Yuxin Chen, Postdoctoral scholar, Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    California Institute of Technology

    How can we intelligently acquire information for decision making, when facing a large volume of data? 

    In this talk, I will focus on learning and decision making problems that arise in robotics, scientific discovery and human-centered systems, and present how we can develop principled approaches that actively extract information, identify the most relevant data for the learning tasks and make effective decisions under uncertainty.

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