Computing, AI & Robotics

“Artificial intelligence is certainly on the rise and has been for several years,” said Tracy Camp, department head and professor of computer science at Mines. “There’s just so much in our world today where we can use machine learning or AI to improve on our society or lives.”
The new programs draw from the core areas of expertise Mines is known for — from civil and environmental engineering to extraction to materials science — to create an interdisciplinary field of study that prepares students for the next step in their careers.
A team of Mines professors have received National Science Foundation funding to develop computational tools to predict COVID-19 infections at individual and population levels.
Electrical engineering freshman Grant Kahl hopes the automated Ambu bag-ventilation system can be used in health care settings around the world where traditional-style ventilators are unavailable, too costly or too cumbersome.
The Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISENET) Triplets program provides up to three years of funding for quantum science research in collaboration with a leading technology company or national laboratory.
The Goldwater is the preeminent undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in the U.S.
“Quantum technology could revolutionize computing, communication, sensing and more, but critical workforce shortages are threatening to hamper progress,” said Eliot Kapit, associate professor of physics.
The new graduate program will capitalize on the university’s deep expertise in field robotics and its niche in the geosciences and extractive industries.
It's not so much about make-believe but rather robots' ability to continually adapt to new scenarios without having to physically experience them first, the computer science assistant professor said.
Two Mines students were part of the team that developed the first-of-its-kind tangible programming experience for beginners.