Applied Intelligent Systems Laboratory (AISL) is a research unit at Purdue University for theoretical and experimental research on intelligent systems and their applications on Nuclear Science and Technology. AISL's research also aims at promoting the various aspects of smart energy technologies including the "Energy Internet". Members of the AISL focus on interdisciplinary research dedicated to advancing intelligent problem solving techniques to modeling of complex systems, with emphasis on nuclear applications. Among others, the techniques include neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, expert systems and evolutionary computing. AISL is part of the School of Nuclear Engineering and occupies laboratory space in the Nuclear Engineering Building and experimental facilities located in the Aviation Technology Center at Purdue University.
Mission and Vision
- Application of artificial intelligent methods to real-world engineering systems
- Improvement of artificial intelligence methods through engineering applications
- Enhancement of understanding of the human-machine relation
Participation of AISL to $25M NNSA consortium
AISL is Purdue University's participation in the new $25 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) consortium for research and development in enabling capabilities for nuclear nonproliferation. Partners include the North Carolina State University, University of Michigan, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Kansas State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, as well as several national laboratories, including Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest. This consortium was selected by NNSA over 22 other proposals following a competitive review process that lasted nearly a year.
2014 Sigma Xi Research Poster Award Recipients:
Stylianos Chatzidakis and Phillip Forsberg, two AISL graduate research students, won the 1st place in the 2014 Sigma Xi Research Poster Award Competition in the "Engineering" section for their work on spent nuclear fuel monitoring. Congratulations!
AISL welcomes Dr. Bean as a new faculty member at the School of Nuclear Engineering:
Dr. R. Bean is Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. He received his MSc and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering in 1999 and 2003, respectively and was recruited at INL in the safeguards unit directing the measurements and training for the safeguards team. He has extensive experience as technical advisor for safeguards management. His research interests lie in the field of radiation detection and measurement (including gas detectors, solid state detectors, gamma spectroscopy, neutron detectors etc.) and application of advanced Safeguards to the design of nuclear facilities such as next-Generation nuclear reactors, aqueous processing plants, and pyroprosessing facilities. Dr. Bean is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and the Idaho Chapter of the American Nuclear Society.
Collaboration with ANL continues...
Austin L. Grelle continues on with an internship at ANL.
2013 ANS student conference award recipients:
Phillip Forsberg and Stylianos Chatzidakis, two AISL graduate research students, won the 2013 ANS student conference best paper award in the "Mathematics and Computation" section for their work "Data Encryption of Radiation Signals Using Chaotic Artificial Neural Networks". Congratulations!