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March 26, 2014

IU researcher getting grant for 'machine learning'

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University computer scientist has received a $1.4 million federal grant to help make machines smarter.

IU says Chung-chieh "Ken" Shan will receive the funding over 46 months from the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Shan is an assistant professor in the School of Informatics and Computing on the Bloomington campus.

Shan's work will focus on helping machines handle uncertain information so they can tackle larger, more complex data and allow more people to create such programs. It's called "machine learning."

This type of programming is used in smartphone personal assistants and self-driving vehicles.

One group of researchers is already using machine learning to develop "smart drugs" that can automatically detect, diagnose and treat a variety of diseases using a mixture of chemicals.

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