Artificial Intelligence

UMaine launches graduate program in data science and engineering

The University of Maine will offer a new graduate program for aspiring and practicing data science and engineering professionals starting in spring 2021. The first-of-its-kind in Maine DSE program, which draws upon faculty and courses from across UMaine and other University of Maine System campuses, is designed to accommodate students from a wide range of […]

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Bears Ears National Monument

UMaine researcher’s study reveals public sentiment toward National Monument review using AI 

Public comments can help government officials evaluate potential policy decisions that affect national monuments and other federal land. The introduction of online comments, however, has brought staggering amounts of feedback that can be difficult to summarize, and can bury concerns federal agencies should consider.  Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of […]

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CUGR announces student award winners for two new fellowships

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the first winners for two recently established fellowship programs.  Supported by the Office of Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, CUGR created the UMaine Institute of Medicine and UMaine Artificial Intelligence fellowships this year with their respective program, and will welcome […]

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Chaofan Chen

UMaine computer scientist researches interpretable machine learning, develops AI to explain its discoveries

Artificial intelligence helps scientists make discoveries, but not everyone can understand how it reaches its conclusions. One UMaine computer scientist is developing deep neural networks that explain their findings in ways users can comprehend, applying his work to biology, medicine and other fields.  Interpretable machine learning, or AI that creates explanations for the findings it […]

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WVII talks with Hahmann about using AI to predict urban flood damage

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed Torsten Hahmann, associate professor of spatial informatics, about research that seeks to predict the impact of flooding on specific neighborhoods, roads, municipal service sites and infrastructure. The project, Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network (UF-OKN), is funded by the National Science Foundation. “So it’s a big project. The vision is really like to […]

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Institute of Medicine highlights October webinars

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine fall seminar series continues 3–4 p.m. Oct. 23 with a virtual presentation by Somayeh Khosroazad, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maine.   In this presentation, The Application of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Research from the Engineering Perspective, Khosroazad will provide […]

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Pen Bay Pilot highlights UMaine, Northeastern research collaborations

The Penobscot Bay Pilot picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting a new program established to support research collaborations between the University of Maine and Northeastern University. Through a rigorous review process involving peer faculty reviewers and research leaders at each university, five projects were awarded $50,000 in seed funding intended to support […]

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Debbie Bouchard

UMaine, Northeastern fund shared research projects of social, economic significance

The University of Maine and Northeastern University and its Roux Institute have jointly awarded seed funding to five collaborative research teams to address topics important to people in Maine and beyond. Broadly, the projects involve improving aquaculture vaccines, examining the link between pacifier use and sudden infant death syndrome, better understanding influenza A, creating an […]

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Media cover project seeking to identify, count birds with AI technology, the Bangor Daily News and picked up a University of Maine press release highlighting efforts to develop technologies that can locate colonies of nesting birds and capture images with cameras mounted in unmanned aerial vehicles. Cynthia Loftin, associate professor of wildlife ecology, and Roy Turner, associate professor of computer science will collaborate to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that […]

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