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Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning

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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

  • September 21, 2014 Dr. Arel and Dr. Holleman Team Up to Move Analog Brain Closer to Reality

    Machine learning, the science that makes it possible for devices to “think” on their own, is taking the next step forward thanks to UT College of Engineering professors Jeremy Holleman and Itamar Arel, both of whom are assistant professors in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Click HERE to read full article

  • September 8, 2014 Berry helps DOE with Machine Learning Workshop

    Dr. Michael Berry is in Washington, DC, during the fall 2014 semester serving an Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignment (IPA) with the Office of Science at the US Department of Energy in Germantown, Maryland. He is helping to organize a national workshop on machine learning and am developing strategies for future workforce development. Berry is performing in this role while continuing to direct the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning (CISML).

  • August 29, 2014 KDD 2014 in NYC ~ Premier Conference in Data Science

    Dr. Denise Koessler Gosnell, PhD Graduate this May, says KDD at Bloomberg was amazing! Dr. Gosnell is recently employed with PokitDok in Charleston, SC. Click HERE to read article and Click HERE for full size Poster.