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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

  • October 22, 2014 Chad Steed receives Early-Career Researcher

    This award is part of 2014 ORNL Honors and Awards Honorees ~ Dr. Steed is a CISML - ORNL Affiliate . The award is for early-career success in the study of visual analytics as demonstrated by high-impact publications, prestigious awards, exceptional community service, broad multidisciplinary collaborations, and steadfast dedication to the scientific mission of the Laboratory. Click HERE for more info on honors and awards


    Announcement of a Defense of a Dissertation: “SCALABLE HARDWARE EFFICIENT DEEP SPATIO-TEMPORAL INFERENCE NETWORKS” Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. ~ Min H. Kao 639 ~ Dr. Itamar Arel, Major Professor Click HERE to see full annoucement

  • October 9, 2014 XXV Southeast Geometry Seminar

    Sunday ~ October 26, 2014 ~ 405 Ayres Hall
    8:30 AM - Breakfast is served; Morning Session begins at 9:30 AM. The Southeast Geometry Seminar (SGS) is a semiannual series of one day event sponsored by: The National Science Foundation; The University of Alabama at Birmingham; The Georga Institute of Technology; Emory University; University of Tennessee Knoxville. The conference is free and open to the public. There are five talks, two of which are related to topological data analysis. Click HERE to see seminar flyer.