Research areas

Artificial Intelligence

Analogical Reasoning is a core mechanism of human intelligence and is the foundation of the AI technologies we develop. We have recently applied analogical processes for logical reasoning with in complete knowledge, goal recognition, and question answering in a multimodal kiosk.

Multimodal Interaction

The multimodal information kiosk uses analogical question answering to help faculty, students, and visitors of the Northwestern Computer Science department.

Human-Robot Interaction

The Hint Engine is a domain-independent architecture for generating hints based on detecting when and how much need for assistance the user has. It integrates information about task progress, eye gaze, and affect to determine when a person needs assistance.


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Jason R. Wilson, Ph.D., is the PI of the lab. Prof. Wilson, who commonly goes by "Willie", is an assistant professor in the Computer Science department at Franklin & Marshall College.

Email: jrw _at_ fandm _dot_ edu
Another website of ours:
Website for Dr. Wilson: GitHub and F&M

F&M Students

Tracy Yang


Zach Locher


Lab Alumni

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Lissangel Martinez

Barnstorm Research

Chelsea Rao

Junior, F&M

Sena Zhang

Brown University

Isabelle Boucher

Senior, F&M

Quang Anh Tran

Barclays Bank

Nhi Phan

Wells Fargo

Phyo Thuta Aung

Thomas Jefferson University

Alex Reneau

PhD student, Northwestern University

Ulyana Kurylo


Samir Joshi


Joe Cummings


Kevin Hou


Seongsik Joseph Kim


Roxy Wilcox


Eshan Tarneja


Academic Collaborators

Dr. Ken Forbus

Professor of Computer Science
Northwestern University

Dr. Irina Rabkina

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Occidental College

Dr. Leilani Gilpin

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
UC Santa Cruz

External Collaborators