Informatics and Decision Support
Machine learning is changing the paradigm of many jobs. Our group develops and adapts machine learning technology to help police officers prevent crime, transportation workers plan efficient routes, heath care officials improve diagnoses, and military leaders plan effective missions. Our technologies are used to analyze many different types of data, including video and images, text, transactions, metadata, and combinations of these data. We customize the technology to the problem at hand and often include operator feedback to control the algorithms. To help us design and evaluate our machine learning solutions, we use systems analysis methods, including serious game experimentation, that considers the operators and their environment as part of the system. We also develop operator-adaptable software platforms to deploy our algorithms as prototype systems and to accelerate human collaboration. The technical solutions we develop help create a world in which humans and machines work as partners.