The Human and Machine Intelligence group is a new interdisciplinary research group funded under the Humanities Informatics Lab The focus is on aspects of informatics that relate to knowledge, representation, learning, interpretation, and understanding. These concepts are being reshaped by progress in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, neuroscience, and associated disciplines. The forum fosters interactions between the humanities and these areas to produce mutually beneficial links between the two. The group emphasizes both research and educational activities at the faculty and student levels.


spring 2019   fall 2018     spring & summer 2018      fall 2017

NEW MEETING TIME AND LOCATION FOR SPRING 2019 — This semster, HMI meetings will be held on Mondays, from 1:15pm – 2:30pm  in Wilson 117.

date participants / speaker topic
 Mon 28-Jan  Jordan Rodu (Statistics) Towards Understanding Long Short Term memory Networks [slides]
 Mon 4-Feb  Anton Korinek (Economics/Darden) The Rise of Artificially Intelligent Agents [slides]
 Mon 11-Feb  Group discussion Proposed European Union ethics guidelines for AI
 Mon 18-Feb  Homa Alemzadeh
(Electrical Eng / CS)
Cognitive Assistant Systems for Healthcare
 Mon 25-Feb  No Meeting   No Meeting
 Mon 4-Mar   No Meeting   No Meeting
 Mon 18-Mar  Michael Albert
(Darden / SysEng / CS)
 Machine Learning and Market Design [slides]
 Mon 25-Mar  Mohammad Mahmoody
(Computer Science)
 How far can robust classification go? [slides]
 Mon 1-Apr  Vicente Ordonez
(Computer Science)
Compositionality and Fairness in Computer Vision [slides]
 Mon 8-Apr  David Forsyth
(Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
The Materials Objects are Fashioned From
Important: Talk is at 2:15pm in the Rotunda Dome.
 Mon 15-Apr  No Meeting  No Meeting
 Mon 22-Apr  Lu Feng
(CS / SysEng / Link Lab)
 Trust on Autonomous Driving
 Mon 29-Apr


Core Faculty

  • Paul Humphreys (Co-Director) [website]
  • Vicente Ordóñez Román (Co-Director) [website]
  • Rafael Alvarado (Data Science Institute) [website]
  • Jack Chen (East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures) [website]

Associated Faculty

  • Kevin Driscoll (Media Studies) [website]
  • Brie Gertler (Philosophy) [website]
  • Zac Irving (Philosophy) [website]
  • Chip Levy (Neuroscience) [website]
  • Worthy Martin (Computer Science, IATH) [website]

Graduate Students

  • Nazim Adakli (Philosophy) [website]
  • Faraz Dadgostari (Systems Engineering)
  • Derek Lam (Philosophy) [website]
  • Andrei Marasoiu (Philosophy) [website]
  • Peter Tan (Philosophy) [website]
  • Tianlu (Evelyn) Wang (Computer Science) [website]
  • Ahmed Aly (Electrical and Computer Engineering)