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Intelligent Systems

Our research focuses on developing systems that are able to perceive, understand and respond to the world around them. This area of research has a wide range of applications, from design optimization and behavior modeling to vision-based surveillance, assistive robotics, autonomous systems and advanced manufacturing.

Faculty members in the department have expertise in several areas relevant to intelligent systems, particularly in computer vision, robotics and evolutionary computing.

In computer vision we investigate research topics in image and video segmentation, perceptual grouping, object recognition, biometrics, robotic vision, object detection and tracking, vehicle classification, activity and intent recognition for vision-based surveillance.

In robotics and control systems we investigate research topics in human-robot interaction, assistive robotics, development of infrastructure inspection robotic systems, multi-robot collaborative control, learning and sensing, and human-robot collaboration for advanced manufacturing.

In evolutionary computing we investigate genetic algorithms and their applications to search, optimization, and machine learning. We investigate and build systems that attack poorly understood, non-linear, combinatorial optimization problems, design new artifacts from functional descriptions, co-evolve new tactics and strategies for smart adversaries in training simulations and games, and help scientists fine tune highly non-linear models.

Research Projects

Browse a list of representative research projects on our projects page:

Research Labs

Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL)

Primary Contacts: George Bebis and Mircea Nicolescu
Major Focus: Object recognition, visual motion analysis, 3-D reconstruction, face detection/recognition, biometrics, tracking and pose estimation projects of human body/head/ hand/eye-gaze, surveillance and human activity recognition.
Website: Computer Vision Laboratory Website

Robotics Research Laboratory

Primary Contact: Monica Nicolescu and David Feil-Seifer
Major Focus: Mobile and articulated robotics, multi-agent systems, machine learning, motion planning, human-robot interaction, biologically inspired robotics, and human activity recognition.
Website: Robotics Laboratory Website


Faculty in this area

George Bebis

George Bebis, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

bebis@cse.unr.edu

(775) 784-6463

David Feil-Seifer

David Feil-Seifer

Assistant Professor

dave@cse.unr.edu

(775) 784-6469

Richard Kelley

Richard Kelley

Research Assistant Professor

richard.kelley@gmail.com

(775) 784-6974

Hung La

Hung (Jim) La

Assistant Professor

hla@unr.edu

(775) 682-6862

Sushil Louis

Sushil Louis

Professor

sushil@cse.unr.edu

(775) 784-4315

Monica Nicolescu

Monica Nicolescu

Associate Professor

monica@cse.unr.edu

(775) 784-1687

Mircea Nicolescu

Mircea Nicolescu

Associate Professor

mircea@cse.unr.edu

(775) 784-4356

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