• Dr. Don Potter
    Director of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence
    Professor of Computer Science
    Research interests:
    Knowledge-based systems
    Genetic algorithms
    Expert database systems
    Advanced information system design
  • Dr. Michael Covington
    Senior Research Scientist
    Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
    Member of the Linguistics and Engineering Faculties
    Associate Director of Artificial Intelligence
  • Dr. Prashant Doshi
    Associate Professor of Computer Science
    Faculty member of Artificial Intelligence
    Director of THINC lab
    Research interests:
    Multiagent systems with a focus on interactive
    decision theory, game theory, and application to robotics
  • Dr. Bill Hollingsworth
    Ph.D., Computer Science at Univerisity of Cambridge
  • Electronics
    The AI Microelectronics Lab is equipped for digital and
    analog circuit design, microcontroller programming, and
    robot construction and testing.
  • Study at the IAI
    At the IAI, you will find a culture of curiosity and mutual support that gives our students strong relationships with
    both faculty and other students. This yields
    massive learning opportunities in and out of the
  • Robotics Class
    Introduction to Robotics provides a focus on autonomous mobile robots, especially: cognitive behavior, and motion. Cognitive behavior addresses problem solving using
    sensory inputs and desired goals. Motion deals with
    various aspects of movement. Projects are carried out
    using a variety of robotics kits.
  • Natural Language Processing
    This is a technical course in computer processing and understanding of human languages. Topics include morphological analysis, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, unification-based grammar, and formal semantics.

Using computers to model and extend the human mind

The University of Georgia has always seen cognitive science as an interdisciplinary field where computer science intersects with philosophy, psychology, linguistics, engineering and other fields.This comprises both classical artificial intelligence, which focuses on getting computers to behave intelligently, and newer approaches to cognitive computing, where the computer is seen as an extension rather than a model of the human mind.

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence is an interdepartmental research and instructional unit within the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Georgia. Strengths include logic programming, expert systems, neural nets, genetic algorithms, natural language processing and computational psycholinguistics.The Institute for Artificial Intelligence houses two degree programs, the Master of Science program in Artificial Intelligence and the bachelor's degree program in Cognitive Science. Affliliated with the Institute are over 75 people hailing from over 10 different countries. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our program student body and the ability of our program to allow for the pursuit of personal research interests.

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