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Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning

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About CISML

The Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning (CISML) is a collaboration of faculty from three colleges and eight academic departments at the University of Tennessee (UT), and is part of the College of Engineering on the Knoxville campus. Beginning as a simple faculty initiative to create a unified curricula, CISML evolved (in October 2010) into an official UT research center that studies the theory and application of intelligent systems and machine learning. In addition to UT faculty, the Center's research staff is comprised of eight experts from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

CISML's focus is on designing computer-based systems that exhibit intelligent behavior, operate autonomously, and adapt to environmental changes. Examples of the diverse research activities in this area include pattern recognition, robotics, artificial intelligence, biologically-inspired cognitive architectures, bioinformatics, and data mining, to name a few.

Recent News

  • July 2, 2014 July 3rd ~ Defense of a Dissertation Hao Zhang, Candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy

    Announcement of a Defense of a Dissertation
    Hao Zhang, Candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy
    Dr. Lynne Parker Major Professor

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. ~ 435 Min H. Kao

    “3D Robotic Sensing of People: Human Perception, Representation and Activity Recognition”

    Click HERE to see announcement/abstract.

  • June 25, 2014 Three UT 'Systers' attend Leadership Conference in San Francisco

    Three EECS Graduate Students attended the IEEE Women In Engineering International Leadership Conference was held in San Francisco, CA on May 1-4, 2014. Click HERE to read article and see picture.

  • June 4, 2014 Two CISML Students from Geography present papers in Tampa

    The Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2014 Annual Meeting was held in Tampa, Florida from April 7th to 13th, 2014. It attracted thousands of geographers and other attendees with various backgrounds to enjoy one of the most important events for the geography community. Yang Xu and Ziliang Zhao, two CISML students specialized in Geographic Information Science (GIS), got the opportunity to attend this grand annual meeting with their travel partially supported by the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning (CISML) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Click HERE to read article and see pictures.

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