Thomas G. Dietterich

Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) and Director of Intelligent Systems
Institute for Collaborative Robotics and Intelligence Systems (CoRIS)
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1148 Kelley Engineering Center
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5501

E-mail: Phone: +1-541-737-5559 Office: KEC 2067
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Current Research

"If you invent a breakthrough in artificial intelligence, so machines can learn," Mr. Gates responded, "that is worth 10 Microsofts." (Quoted in NY Times, Monday March 3, 2004)

The focus of my research is artificial intelligence and machine learning (and the associated areas of Data Science and Big Data). How can we make computer systems that adapt and learn from their experience? How can we combine machine learning with other advances in AI to build Integrated Intelligent Systems? How can we make those integrated AI systems robust to errors, both known and unknown? How can we combine human knowledge with massive data sets to expand scientific knowledge and build more useful computer applications? My laboratory combines research on machine learning and AI fundamentals with applications to problems in science and engineering.