As part of our AI in Your Community project, I spoke to Fabio Gagliardi Cozman, who is a Full Professor at the Engineering School at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He works in the Department of Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems, in the Decision Making Lab, which focuses on Artificial intelligence. Tara Chklovski: Tell us […]
As part of our AI in Your Community series, I sat down with Fei Fang, an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Software Research in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She works on game theory and machine learning, researching the strategic behavior of multiple agents, which has applications to many societal challenges […]
Tara Chklovski:What problem or area of research are you working on?
Elisabeth Lex: I’m working on a number of different projects at the moment! One of those projects is improving recommender systems. We look at how humans behave on certain tasks, and then design algorithms that are more effective and personalized. I like this field of research a lot because it’s very interdisciplinary.
Another project I’m working on looks at patterns of collaboration within networks to identify the factors that can improve collaboration, or make it more difficult. We’re also studying the effect of social status on how opinions spread over a network.
Finally, another of my research topics is open science. We want to open up the scientific process, the ivory tower of academia so all people can benefit from scientific research — not just the researchers through their publications.
Tara Chklovski: I’d love to learn a little bit about your research. What area, topic, and problem are you working on? Katherine Heller: In an applied sense, I do research on a couple of different areas. In a methodological sense, it’s really one thing. I’ve done a bunch of work related to social science and […]
Tara Chklovski: What problem are you working on? Anne Carpenter: My group is developing software to accelerate drug discovery. Normally a researcher works on a single disease, devoting her entire life to studying it. We are working on a general software tool for image analysis. You may wonder why we need image analysis to cure […]
In our ongoing AI in Your Community series, I spoke with Emilia Gómez, a researcher on music information retrieval—an interdisciplinary area dealing with music and artificial intelligence. She works at the Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Tara Chklovski: What problem are you currently working on? Emilia Gómez: My research deals with […]
Tara Chklovski: What is your current work? Carolyn Rosé: I work in the area of education, trying to apply artificial intelligence techniques to support students’ learning. In particular, I’m trying to identify characteristics of people that would make them work well together and then connecting them. So we very much are not trying to replace […]