Manuela Veloso Named Head of CMU’s Machine Learning Department

March 23 — Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist renowned for her work in artificial intelligence and robotics, is the new head of Carnegie Mellon University’s Machine Learning Department, Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science, announced today. She succeeds Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor and the founding head of the Machine Learning Department (MLD), who remains a member of the faculty. Veloso, the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science, has been a faculty member since earning her Ph.D. in computer science at Carnegie Mellon in 1992. “Carnegie Mellon’s AI community has long nurtured the field of machine learning – software that acquires knowledge and improves its performance with experience — culminating in the creation of the world’s first Machine Learning Department 10 years ago,” Moore said.…


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