UAB receives $2.6 million NSF grant on AI languages

The grant will help build implementation approaches for AI-based programming

University of Alabama at Birmingham Assistant Professor Thomas Gilray has received a National Science Foundation grant for $2.6 million to develop a full-stack foundation, rules-based programming for next-generation AI-based languages. This high-level programming will enable users to specify a problem and receive a materialized solution automatically. 

Thomas Gilray, assistant professor, Computer Science at UAB.

Gilray, who is in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Computer Science, said, “The goal of this project is to enable someone with domain-specific medical knowledge, for example, to write sophisticated queries for, and analyses of, medical databases and get back efficient responses without needing to be a computer expert, or even a programmer.”

Working with Gilray is Matthew Might, a professor of computer science and director of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute, who will serve as co-principal investigator on the grant. Other collaborators include researchers at Ohio State University, Washington State University, the University of Texas, Syracuse University and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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