Raul E. Valdes-Perez (bio)

Adjunct Associate Professor

Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3891 - USA
valdes at cs dot cmu another_dot edu

Traditional research interests: artificial intelligence (knowledge discovery, scientific discovery, machine learning), applications to natural (biology, chemistry, physics) and social (linguistics, psychology) science, and human computer collaboration. Document clustering, search, and text mining. Data mining and natural language generation for sports (infotainment), politics, business, and colleges. For example: What's special about Carnegie Mellon?

My research goal is to improve on the current state of scientific, engineering, and other professional reasoning by developing characterizable methods and interactive software that partially automate high-end tasks of discovery. In short: Better discovery of new, interesting knowledge. But science took us to the moon, it cures disease, etc. What does it mean to improve it?

Important dual aspects of this research program are to contribute to both basic computer science (creativity as an ill-understood phenomenon) and scientific applications. The collaborative application of current tools, as well as explorations of new tasks, are welcome.

I co-founded Vivisimo Inc. in June 2000 and served as its CEO for nine years and its chairman for twelve, until IBM acquired Vivisimo in May 2012.

Check out National Science Foundation ScienceLives article.

Read my book Advice is for Winners: How to Get Advice for Better Decisions in Life and Work.


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