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 On March 26, 2019, Hedyeh Mobahi presented poster “Data-driven Categorization of Opioid Abuse Trajectories” at AMIA Informatics Summit.

 In November 2018, Dr. Wojtusiak became a fellow of Wiley Education Services focusing on Artificial Intelligence in Education.

  On September 20, 2018, Dr. Wojtusiak moderated a panel on Artificial Intelligence during the Health Information Management Systems Society National Capital Area meeting.

  In January 2018, MLI moved to its new location in Peterson Family Health Sciences Building at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. It is a brand new state-of-the-art research and education facility. Our new address is Peterson Hall 4800, 4400 University Dr. MSN 1J3 Fairfax VA, 22030.

  MLI participates in research with the US Department of Veterans Affairs on helping nursing home and medical foster home patients. The team recently published a number of articles in the Gerontologist.  Some earlier work on ADL prediction is described here.

  Starting Fall 2015, a new PhD program in Health Services Research with concentration in Knowledge Discovery and Health Informatics is being offered in HAP department. MLI faculty participate in creation and teaching of the program.

  On August 18, 2014 Che Ngufor defended his PhD dissertation. Soon after, Dr. Ngufor accepted job offer from Mayo Clinic and is currently researcher in Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics.

  March 12, 2013 article in Mason Research describes the use of machine learning in healthcare, and the role of MLI in this research.

  Starting 2013, Dr. Wojtusiak became the Chair of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDDM) Working Group in the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

  On November 9th, 2012 Talha Oz’s poster placed 1st in VA HIMSS poster competition and received a scholarship award.

  On August 16, 2012 Dr. Wojtusiak delivered the keynote at CONNECT code-a-thon hosted by GMU.

  On May 3, 2012 the Health Informatics Learning Laboratory, co-located with MLI, has been officially open. See photos from the HILL Opening.

  On February 9, 2012 the College of Health and Human Services website featured an article about health informatics program and its relation to machine learning research. 

 On January 10, 2012 the State Countil of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approved Master’s of Science Degree in Health Informatics in the GMU Department of Health Administration and Policy. MLI participates in the program by providing research and education resources. 

selected older news

On December 5, 2011 MLI launched new website.

On September 1, 2011 MLI has received grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to investigate novel methods for intelligent evolutionary design of heat exchangers.

On August 25, 2011 Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak and Dr. John Cantiello received faculty fellowship in Cochrane Collaboration at GMU.

 On September 9, 2010 MLI has received grant from Mason-Inova fund to investigate the use of machine learning in healthcare claims processing.

 On August 17, 2009 MLI has received grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to investigate and develop extensions to the Intelligent System for Heat Exchangers Design (ISHED).

 On May 15, 2008, Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak received the award for outstanding doctoral work in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University.

 The Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory has moved to the GMU College of Health and Human Services.

 An article in the Mason Gazette describes research on Relation of Fatigue and Chronic Illness. Jarek Pietrzykowski, PhD student in MLI, participated in this study.

 Our poster for the paper “The Natural Induction System AQ21 and Its Application to Data Describing Patients with Metabolic Syndrome: Initial Results” by Wojtusiak, J., Michalski, R. S., Simanivanh, T. and Baranova, A. V. received the best poster award at the International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, ICMLA, Cincinnati, OH, December 13-15, 2007.

 Article in Mason Gazette: “New Center to Help Investigators Discover New Knowledge in Medical Databases”, July 31, 2007.

 On July 16, 2007, Dr. Ryszard Michalski, Endowed Professor and Director of the CHHS/Provost’s Office Center for Discovery Science and Health Informatics, received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, awarded to him by the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski. This high honor was bestowed on him in recognition of his body of scientific work and his facilitation of collaborative works between scientists in Poland and the United States.

 Selected photos from the 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning, CMU, July 25-29, 2006, the AAAI Fellows Symposium celebrating 50th anniversary of Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 15-16, 2006, and the 21th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Boston, June 16-20, 2006.

 R.S. Michalski gives a brief banquet address at the 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning at Carnegie-Mellon University, June 25-29, 2006.

 On January 25, 2004, Dr. Bartlomiej Sniezynski, joined MLI as a Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher.

 On February 11, 2003, Professor R.S. Michalski was awarded a U.S. patent #6,518,988 for the “Non-Darwinian Learnable Evolution Model”. It was the first patent for the School of Computational Sciences, and the school honored him by issuing a special plague.

 Article in Mason Gazette: “University Wins 10th Patent for Machine Learning Invention”, March 12, 2003.

 Article in Mason Gazette: “Spotlight on Research: Grants Support Machine Learning and Inference Research”, November 19, 2002.

 New Ph.D. students, Ying Cao, Swarvanu Dasgupta, Jaroslaw Pietrzykowski and Janusz Wojtusiak, joined the Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory in September, 2002

 Article in Mason Gazette: “Michalski Receives Prestigious Science Honor”, July 27, 2000.

 The MLI co-organized, in collaboration with the Professor Pavel Brazdil’s Research Group at the University of Porto, the 5th International Workshop on Multistrategy Learning in June 3-5, 2000 in Guimaraise, Portugal.

 On April 28, 2000, the CSI Executive Council has approved the MLI Laboratory proposal to establish a new Ph.D. concentration entitled: Computational Intelligence and Knowledge Mining.

In April, 2001, Ryszard Michalski gave a tutorial presentation at the 5th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Static and Dynamic Databases.