Carnegie Mellon University

Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell

E. Fredkin University Professor, School of Computer Science
Chair, Machine Learning
Member, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Carnegie Mellon University
School of Computer Science
5000 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


A pioneer in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Mitchell’s research focuses on statistical learning algorithms for discovering how the human brain represents information and for enabling computers to understand the meaning of what humans say and write. His work with colleagues in the Psychology Department produced the first computational model to predict brain activation patterns associated with virtually any concrete noun, work that has since been extended to other word types, word sequences and emotions. His Never Ending Language Learner is a computer program that searches through web pages 24/7 as it teaches itself to read.

A former president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Mitchell is a Fellow of both the AAAI and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2009, he was named a University Professor, the highest distinction faculty can achieve at Carnegie Mellon.