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Welcome to the Center for Machine Learning and Applications (CMLA) at The Pennsylvania State University!

Welcome Notes from the Director:

CMLA is based in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) with Dr. Daniel Kifer serving as the director. The Center also includes members from the departments of Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Linguistics, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Smeal College of Business and the School of Information Science. The focus of this center is on machine learning and its applications, especially research at the interface between machine learning/data mining and scientific computing/computational science.

The rapid computerization of industry and society has resulted in many scientific and engineering disciplines producing large amounts of experimental and observational data. Machine learning and data mining methodologies need to be developed to analyze and extract knowledge from this data. The research in the center will span core machine learning areas such as classification, clustering, dimension reduction, and their applications in text analysis and applied linguistics, image analysis, computational biology, materials science, and business. We envision collaboration amongst faculty and students to enable solutions that cut across core machine learning/data mining research and application boundaries.
Dr. Daniel Kifer,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

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