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“UW to lead $6.25 million project creating electronic Sherlock Holmes” (University Week)

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“The UW will lead a multi-institutional group pushing the limits of computers’ ability to interpret data and ultimately predict the behavior of complex systems. The project, involving seven U.S. universities, has received a $6.25 million, 5-year grant from the Department of Defense.

“‘A complex monitoring system has far too many pieces of information for any one person to look at,’ said principal investigator Pedro Domingos, a UW associate professor of computer science and engineering. ‘This award lets us do the research to develop a system for the military to look at all the available information that might be valuable and use it to predict behavior.'”

April 1, 2008