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Machine Intelligence Institute


The MII was established at Iona College in 1985.

The purpose of the Machine Intelligence Institute is to help bring to fruition the promise of the current generation of computer based technologies for the development of intelligent knowledge based systems.

Activities supported by the Machine Intelligence Institute:

  • State of the art research and development
  • Cooperative projects with industrial, nonprofit and governmental partners for the development, transfer and application of the latest technologies
  • Joint research with other academic and research institutes
  • Provide facilities for visitors to work on collaborative projects
  • Organize conferences, workshops, short courses, tutorials and seminars
  • Dissemination of information via MII Technical Report Series and the International Journal of Intelligent Systems

Technical Areas of Research

Technologies we have focused on in attempting to achieve our goal are the following:

  • Multimedia Information Retrieval Technologies
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Intelligent Control (Fuzzy-Neural Modeling)
  • Artificial and Computational Intelligence
  • Data Base Systems
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • Uncertainty Management
  • Information Fusion
  • Fuzzy Systems Modeling
  • Neural Networks
  • Data Mining
  • Theory of Evidence (Dempster-Shafer Theory)
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Expert and Knowledge Based Systems

Connections of Interest


Ronald R. Yager, Ph.D.

Ronald R. Yager

Director, Machine Intelligence Institute

Office: 19 Montgomery
Degrees: Ph.D., Systems Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn
BEE, City College of New York

Dr. Yager teaches courses in data mining. He has published over 500 papers and edited over 30 books in areas related to fuzzy sets, human behavioral modeling, multi-criteria aggregation, decision-making under uncertainty, computational intelligence and the fusion of information. Dr. Yager is among the world’s most highly cited researchers with over 65,000 citations in Google Scholar and an h-index of 106. He was the 2016 recipient of the IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award, the most prestigious honor given by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and the recipient of the IEEE Pioneer award in Fuzzy Systems. He has served at the National Science Foundation as program director in the Information Sciences program and he was a NASA/Stanford visiting fellow and a research associate at the University of California.  Ronald R. Yager is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems.

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Machine Intelligence Institute Contact Information

Ronald R. Yager

Phone: (212) 249-2047