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Basic Research and Related Projects of ICIC

Basic Research of ICIC

A series of fundamental breakthroughs have been achieved and a wide range of applications has been developed by ICIC in cognitive informatics and cognitive computing in the last decade. The representative paradigms and technologies developed in cognitive informatics are such as cognitive computational methodologies, cognitive computers, abstract intelligence, formal knowledge representation, cognitive learning engines, denotational mathematics for cognitive system modeling, and applicants in cognitive systems.

Fundamental theories developed in CI covers the Information-Matter-Energy-Intelligence (IME-I) model [Wang, 2007], the Layered Reference Model of the Brain (LRMB) [Wang et al., 2006], the Object-Attribute-Relation (OAR) model of internal information representation in the brain [Wang, 2007], the cognitive informatics model of the brain [Wang and Wang, 2006], abstract intelligence [Wang, 2009], neuroinformatics [Wang, 2007], denotational mathematics [Wang, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Wang, Zadeh and Yao, 2009], and cognitive systems [Berwick, 2011; Haykin, 2011; Kinsner, 2011; Pedrycz, 2011; Wang, 2011]. Recent studies on LRMB in cognitive informatics reveal an entire set of cognitive functions of the brain and their cognitive process models, which explain the functional mechanisms and cognitive processes of the natural intelligence with 43 cognitive processes at seven layers known as the sensation, memory, perception, action, meta-cognitive, meta-inference, and higher cognitive layers [Wang et al., 2006].

Details are presented at: Main Research Fields of ICIC


Research Projects of Key Partners of ICIC

James A. Anderson
Lab for the Erstaz Brain Project, Brown University
a) The Ersatz Brain Project
b) Ersatz computing applied to rapid, integrative, associative data analysis
c) Software applications for the massively parallel computers

George Baciu
GAMA Lab, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
a) Cognitive perception of color and texture multiscale surface imaging
b) Motion analysis and cognitive gesture interfaces
c) Location awareness and cognition

Jean-Paul Barthes
Laboratory CNRS, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France
a) TATIN-PIC: Co-located cooperative design using graphics tables, interactive boards, vocal interfaces and personal assistant agents
b) TWA: An international multi-agent platform for studying cultural differences in cooperation

Virendra C. Bhavsar
Advanced Computational Research Lab, University
a) Parallel and Distributed Intelligent Systems (NSERC)
b) Distributed Knowledge Management in e-Learning Environments (ACEnet)
c) Parallel and Distributed Semantic Graph Matching (ACEnet)

Robert C. Berwick
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT

Gerhard Budin
Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna

Christine Chan
Energy and Environmental Informatics Lab, University of Regina, Canada

Keith Chan
Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
a) Discovery patterns in protein-drug interactions
b) Drug design by evolutionary computing
c) Graph mining for pattern discovery in social networks
d) Discovering propagation patterns in EEG signals for Human-Computer Interaction

Asli Celikyilmaz
Understanding and Modeling Sciences, Microsoft, USA
a) Machine learning methods for spoken language understanding
b) Fuzzy technologies

Gabriele Fariello
Neuroinformatics Research Group, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Simon Haykin
Cognitive Systems Laboratory, McMaster University, Canada
a) Dynamic cognitive systems
b) Cognitive radios
c) Cognitive radars

Janusz Kacprzyk
Department of Intelligent Systems, Polish Academy of Sciences
a) Bipolarity in querying and information retrieval
b) Affective and cognitive aspects in querying and information retrieval
c) Consensus reaching in human and inanimate multiagent systems.

Fakhri Karray
Center for Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, University of Waterloo
a) Automatic Speech and Video Transcription
b) Cognitive Robotics
c) Green Intelligent Transportation Systems
d) DIVA: Developing Next generation Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Applications

Jiming Liu
Dept. of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University
a) Web intelligence
b) Brain informatics
c) Computational intelligence

Jianhua Lu
Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
a) Study of Capacity Optimization for Delay-Tolerant Network (NSFC)
b) Key Technologies for Cognitive and Collaborative Mobile Communications
c) Research on Theory of Joint Modulation and Coding for High Speed Transmission in Space Network (NSFC)

Toyoaki Nishida
Nishida Lab, Dept. of Intelligence Science and Technology, Kyoto University
a) Interaction measurement, analysis and modeling
b) Intelligent interactive systems
c) Cognitive design

Witold Pedrycz
Computational Intelligence Lab, University of Alberta
a) Distributed and collaborative fuzzy modeling
b) Computational intelligence
c) Granular computing

Fernando L. Pelayo
Albacete Research Institute of Informatics, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Span
a) Modeling and analysis of Web services
b) Formal methods and models of systems

Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
The Multimedia Laboratory, University of Toronto
a) Learning for biometric signal recognition
b) Multi-linear Pattern Recognition

Tomaso Poggio
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Yoav Shoham
Computer Science Department, Stanford University
a) Artificial intelligence
b) Logic-based knowledge representation
c) Multiagent systems

Andrzej Skowron
Logic group, The University of Warsaw, Poland
a) Interactive computations in knowledge discovery from complex data sources
b) Perception based computing
c) Interactive computations on layered granular networks
d) Interdisciplinary systems for interactive scientific-technical information

Kenji Sugawara
Sugawara &Manabe Lab, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
a) The symbiotic computing project
b) Agent systems

Jeffrey Tsai
Biomedical semantics research center, Asia University, Taiwan and University of Illinois in Chicago, USA
a) Integrated systems biology for srabidopsis thaliana

Yingxu Wang
ICIC – International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing, Univ. of Calgary
a) Basic research in cognitive informatics, cognitive computing and denotational mathematics
b) Abstract intelligence and eBrain
c) Cognitive computers
d) Cognitive robots
e) Cognitive machine learning engines
f) Cognitive linguistics and semantic computing
g) Cognitive software theories and systems

Bernard Widrow
Information Systems Lab, Stanford University
a) Human memory and designing human-like memory for computers
b) Neural network implementations with GPU devices
c) New training algorithms for multi-layer neural networks

Xiangyang Xue
Institute of Media Computing, Fudan University, China
a) Research on visual media analysis and retrieval
b) Intelligent robotics

Lotfi A. Zadeh
BISC-Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing
a) Computing with Words (CWW)
b) A restriction-centered theory of reasoning and computation
c) Soft computing

Fabio M. Zanzotto
ART-TE, University of Rome, Italy
a) ML4RTE: Machine learning for recognizing textual entaliment
b) Distributed Representations for Machine Learning

Du Zhang
Department of Computer Science, California State University, Sacramento, USA
a) Memory structures (both long-term memory and short-term memory)
b) Bounded rationality in decision making process
c) Inconsistencies as effective heuristics in machine learning and in decision making process