About Us

AI Lab Students
Our Students

Students associated with the AI Lab pursue research in artificial intelligence, statistical analysis, computational linguistics, and visualization techniques, and know how to enjoy the AI Lab's annual picnic!

Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

Located at The   University of Arizona, in the Management Information Systems (MIS)   Department, the Artificial Intelligence Lab is headed by Dr. Hsinchun Chen. The   Lab is known for its adaptation and development of scalable and practical   artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistical   analysis, computational linguistics, and visualization techniques.


AI Lab History

Founded in 1990, the Lab is a major research group within   the MIS department and has boasted as many of  forty-five staff members, including Ph.D.-level   researchers and research scientists, assistants, and programmers. Staff members   have specialized over the years in  digital libraries, database integration, collaborative computing,   knowledge management, Internet/Intranet technologies, and intelligent   information retrieval in accordance with demand and the directions of new science.

Staff and students participate in all aspects of working   in and managing the Lab including: designing and conducting research; designing   and implementing user studies; developing systems and system architectures in   support of research objectives; writing articles and chapters for publication;   presenting research results at national and international conferences; and   writing grant proposals for new and emerging areas of research in the Lab. View People for a directory   of past and current staff and students.

AI Lab Research and Resources

The Lab is equipped with over 50 high-end workstations,   an SGI supercomputer (Origin2000), and high-speed networking equipment. Research   development platforms have ranged from supercomputers (CM-5, HP Convex Exemplar,   SGI Power Challenge and Origin2000), to workstations (Silicon Graphics, HP, and   DEC Alpha), and Pentium-based Windows/NT. Extensive C, C++, CGI, and JAVA system   engineering projects have been underway for the past several years. View the Facilities page for details on   our current equipment, and Research for more   information about our projects.

The Lab has received has received more than $30 million in   research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National   Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the   Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Defense   Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Central Intelligence Agency   (CIA), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and other   agencies and corporations over the past 20 years. Corporate sponsors have   included Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), SiliconGraphics Computer Systems   (SGI), 3Com, and AT&T. View Funding for more information   about funding received, and Research for more   information on past and current projects.


Local Attractions - Visiting Tucson and Arizona

Planning a visit to Tucson and Arizona? Please allow sufficient time to visit some of our best local and regional attractions!

  • Tucson: Official Tucson Travel Information Guide - By the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau, this website includes information about all kinds of attractions as well as travel and lodging.
  • Sedona: Official Tourism Bureau Website - Located about four hours north of Tucson by car, Sedona is commonly referred to as "red rock" country.
  • Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon - The Grand Canyon's "South Rim" is about six hours northwest of Tucson by car. The NPS website  includes a trip planner and information on open and closed sections of the Canyon.
  • Arizona: Arizona Tourism and Travel - Places to visit all over the state; you may also request a Visitors Guide.