Undergraduate certificate: artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation in engineering
Graduate certificate: artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation in engineering
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that mimics human intelligence to perform complex tasks. Machine learning is a subfield of AI that uses statistical methods to learn from data without being explicitly programmed. Deep learning is a main subset of machine learning that uses multi-layered neural networks to learn from data.

Modeling and simulation in engineering is a field that uses mathematical models as a basis for simulations to generate data analyzed for product and system design. Modeling and simulation is a knowledge-based approach that develops models to generate data, while machine learning is a data-based approach that learns from data to generate models.

The artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation (AIMS) program teaches students:

  • the importance of uncertainty quantification in all methods;
  • the various types of combinations—modeling and simulation-assisted machine learning, machine learning-assisted modeling and simulation, and hybrid approaches; and
  • the notion of using hybrid models toward the design of intelligent complex machines.

The certificate is administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.