Biographical Sketch


Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University


Tom M. Mitchell is the Fredkin Professor of Computer Science within the Center for Automated Learning and Discovery at Carnegie Mellon University

His research lies in the area of machine learning, data mining, artificial intelligence, and information fusion.  Mitchell is Past President of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), author of the textbook "Machine Learning," and a member of the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.  He received the 2002 Debye Prize for his research in computer science.  Mitchell is the founding director of CMU's Center for Automated Learning and Discovery, an interdisciplinary research center specializing in statistical machine learning and data mining, and the first institution to offer a
Ph.D. program specifically in this area.  Mitchell's recent research has focused on machine learning approaches to analyzing human brain function based on fMRI data, and on machine learning for intelligent personal assistants.