LTI Director Jaime Carbonell Will Lead New Initiative

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - by Susie Cribbs and Byron Spice

LTI Director Jaime Carbonell will lead the new Boeing/Carnegie Mellon Aerospace Data Analytics Lab.

LTI Director and Allen Newell University Professor of Computer Science Jaime Carbonell will lead the new Boeing/Carnegie Mellon Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, an academic research initiative that will leverage the university's leadership in machine learning, language technologies and data analytics.

A joint initiative of Carnegie Mellon University and The Boeing Company, the new lab aims to find ways to use artificial intelligence and big data to capitalize on the data generated in the design, construction and operation of modern aircraft. Creating a maintenance schedule determined by the actual flight history and component performance for each airplane, rather than historic norms for similar aircraft, is just one of the possibilities.

Boeing will provide $7.5 million for the lab, which will tap the expertise of the Language Technologies Institute and the Machine Learning Department.

"The mass of data generated daily by the aerospace industry overwhelms human understanding," Carbonell said, "but recent advances in language technologies and machine learning give us every reason to expect that we can gain useful insights from that data. The new algorithms and methods should create a stronger aerospace industry and be applicable to many other important endeavors."

Other LTI faculty involved in the new lab include Ralf Brown, Ravi Starzl and Yiming Yang.

Read the full story on the School of Computer Science webpage.

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