Carleton University’s Yuhong Guo, associate professor in the School of Computer Science, has been named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Machine Learning, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced today.

Carleton’s Stuart Murray and Paul Van Oorschot have also been renewed as CRCs. Murray, a professor in the Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, holds the CRC in Rhetoric and Ethics. Van Oorschot, a professor in the School of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science, holds the CRC in in Authentication and Computer Security.

“Carleton attracts leading researchers who are committed to innovation, collaboration and taking innovative approaches to addressing critical real-world problems,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International). “Congratulations to our newest CRC, Yuhong Guo.”

Carleton is home to 24 CRC positions.

Guo’s Research
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the topic of the day. Computer systems are fast becoming capable of performing tasks once considered the sole domain of human intelligence. Guo’s research looks closely at how computers learn without being explicitly programmed. This type of machine learning, which evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in AI, explores algorithms that can learn from and make data predictions by building models from sample inputs.

Murray’s Research
Murray’s research explores and challenges all aspects of the traditional concepts of ethics by examining innovations of the modern age, from digital communications to applications of genetics-based medicine. Murray works across several fields, including the philosophy of technology, politics and identity, communication and culture, and the medical humanities. His research focuses on ethics and health care, including the mental health care of prisoners.

Van Oorschot’s Research
An internationally recognized authority in computer security, Van Oorschot investigates protective software technologies. He is renowned for his expertise in authentication mechanisms and infrastructure, including SSL, passwords, certificate- based authentication and software architecture.

About the Canada Research Chairs Program:
The Canada Research Chairs Program is designed to attract the best talent from Canada and around the world, helping universities achieve research excellence in a wide variety of fields. Chairholders improve Canadians’ depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen the country’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly-skilled people.

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