AIR Research

AI research is conducted by the initiative’s core and affiliated faculty and the postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students whom they support. As┬áthe initiative’s contributors reach various milestones in their work, links to publications, presentations, and media coverage will be available here.

AIR Research Profiles

  • AIR Studies How Machines Learn and Think

    Researchers from Boston University's Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative (AIR), housed at the Hariri Institute, attempt to understand how computers make decisions once they have been programmed to learn. Kate Saenko, an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at BU, takes a look into how computers programmed with artificial intelligence gather... [ More ]


  • Institute-incubated Research Leveraged for Major Google Research Award

    What began as a small, Hariri Institute seed-funded research project to explore new methods for analyzing social media data has grown into a Google-sponsored, award-winning research endeavor. Lei Guo, Hariri Junior Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies, received a Hariri Research Incubation award in June of 2016 to... [ More ]

    Tagged AIR Affiliate Research

  • AI Research Tackles Decision-Making Transparency

    As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more and more commonplace, the demand for these tools to reduce mistakes and become more transparent has created a critical need for advanced research. Bolstered by a $7.55 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Kate Saenko, assistant professor of computer science and core faculty member of the AI Research (AIR) Initiative at BU, and UC-Berkeley faculty Trevor Darrell are working to uncover new ways to understand the decision-making processes of AI tools. [ More ]

    Tagged AIR Core Faculty Research

  • AI Emerges as Crucial Component of BU Research and Teaching

    Brian Kulis joined BU in the fall of 2015, bringing his expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to key research and teaching thrusts of the university. An assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and the inaugural Levine Career Development Professor, Kulis leverages AI and machine learning to advance the rapidly expanding field of data science. [ More ]

    Tagged AIR Core Faculty Research