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Learning Agents Center, George Mason University
Expertise
The Learning Agents Center conducts basic and applied research on the development of cognitive assistants (computer systems) that can learn complex problem solving expertise directly from human experts, can support experts and non-experts in problem solving and decision making, and can teach their problem solving expertise to students. As many of the agents employ evidence-based reasoning, the Center has developed a computational approach to Intelligence Analysis which is viewed as a process of ceaseless discovery in a non-stationary world, involving evidence in search of hypotheses (through abductive reasoning), hypotheses in search of evidence (through deductive reasoning), and evidential tests of hypotheses (through inductive reasoning), all occurring simultaneously. Application domains for the developed agents include intelligence analysis, military center of gravity determination, course of action critiquing, emergency response planning, critical thinking skills, financial services, medicine and personalized training. Disciple agents have been used very successfully for education and training at the US Army War College, Air War College, Joint Forces Staff College, George Mason University, and other institutions.


Faculty Members
Gheorghe Tecuci, Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering
David Schum, Science of Evidence and Law
Mihai Boicu, Applied Information Technology and Intelligent Systems
Dorin Marcu, Knowledge and Software Engineering


Contact Info
Primary Contact: Gheorghe Tecuci, Professor and Director
MSN 6B3, Learning Agents Center
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA
Phone: (703) 993-1722
Email: tecuci@gmu.edu
Website Address: http://lac.gmu.edu

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 5
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): No
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    Any

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    DARPA, IC, AFOSR, AFRL, NSF, DOD, USAWC, NGA

  • Current Projects:
    A Computational Theory of Intelligence Analysis;
    Intelligent Software Agent for Training Intelligence Analysts

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 5
 
 
 
 
 
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