I direct the Artificial Intelligence and Systems Laboratory (AISys). AISys is located at 2212 and 1211 in Storey Innovation Center.

AISys in one slide.

The AISys lab welcomes people of any race, religion, national origin, gender identity, family commitments, political affiliation, sexual orientation, and eligible age or ability.

We investigate various open problems at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer systems. We develop novel algorithmic and theoretically principled methods grounded in mathematics for systems problems with the ultimate goal of building reliable and high-performance machine learning systems. On the application side, we aim to develop the next generation of autonomous systems (on-device, embedded, heterogeneous, cloud, robotics) that can perceive, reason, and react to complex real-world environments and users with high levels of precision and efficiency. Overall, we aim to conduct cutting-edge and high-impact research through full-stack approaches that encourage lab members with algorithms, systems, and math skills to solve critical and practical challenges at the intersection of AI+Systems.

Core Values

For prospective AISys members

Current Members

Sonam Kharde

Sonam Kharde postdoc 2022 - present

Sonam is a postdoc interested in control and optimization of (uncertain) systems.

Mehdi Yaghouti

Mehdi Yaghouti postdoc 2022 - present

Mehdi Yaghouti is a postdoc interested in theoretical foundations of machine learning.

Fatemeh Ghofrani

Fatemeh Ghofrani phd 2021 - present

Fatemeh is a PhD student in computer science. She is interested in causal representation learning and explainability.

Hamed Damirchi

Hamed Damirchi phd 2022 - present

Hamed is a PhD student in computer science, interested in representation learning and robotics. Hamed is co-advised by my collaborator, Prof. Forest Agostinelli.

Md Abir Hossen

Md Abir Hossen phd 2021 - present

Abir is a PhD student in computer science. He is interested in autonomous systems and robot learning.

Kimia Noorbakhsh

Kimia Noorbakhsh visitor 2020 - 2023

Kimia is undergraduate student in Computer Engineering and Math (Sharif University). She is interested in theoretical AI/ML and symbolic mathematics.

Saeid Ghafouri

Saeid Ghafouri visitor 2022 - present

Saeid is a PhD student in Queen Mary University of London vising AISys. He is interested in Cloud Autoscaling.

Md Shahriar Iqbal

Md Shahriar Iqbal phd 2018 - present

Shahriar is a PhD student in computer science. He is interested in ML for Systems.

Morteza Maleki

Morteza Maleki researcher 2021 - present

Morteza is a research assistance at AISys. He is interested in Causal AI and structure learning.

Samuel Whidden

Samuel Whidden undergrad 2022 - present

Sam is an undergraduate student in computer science. He is interested in computer architecture.

Former Members

Mohammad Ali Javidian

Mohammad Ali Javidian postdoc 2018 - 2022

Mohammad Ali was a postdoc at AISys, interested in causal AI and transfer learning. He is now an assistant professor at Appalachian State University (ASU).

Ying Meng

Ying Meng phd 2019 - 2022

Ying was a PhD student at AISys, interested in security of machine learning and software testing.

Nasrin Imanpour

Nasrin Imanpour phd 2022 - 2022

Nasrin is doing her PhD in computer science and is interested in neural representation learning.

Shuge Lei

Shuge Lei phd 2020 - 2021

Shuge is PhD student in computer science. She is interested in applied machine learning.

Jianhai Su

Jianhai Su phd 2018 - 2022

Jianhai was a PhD student at AISys, interested in transfer learning, autonomic computing, and reinforcement learning.

Hung-Tien Huang

Hung-Tien Huang undergrad 2022 - 2023

Hung-Tien is an undergraduate student in computer science and math. He is interested in explainable AI.

Peter Mourfield

Peter Mourfield msc 2019 - 2020

Peter is a PhD student in computer science. He is interested in autonomic systems and reinforcement learning.

Cody Shearer

Cody Shearer undergrad 2020 - 2021

Cody is an undergraduate student in computer science and math. He is interested in causal AI and transfer learning for systems performance.

Blake Edwards

Blake Edwards undergrad 2019 - 2020

Blake is a honors college undergraduate student in computer science and math. He is interested in deep neural network model compression and distillation.

Stephen Baione

Stephen Baione undergrad 2019 - 2020

Stephen is a honors college undergraduate student in computer science and math. He is interested in deep neural network model compression and distillation.