Dr. Bonnie Holte Bennett will discuss UST’s artificial intelligence lab at the next Quantitative Methods and Computer Science colloquium at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in Room 275, Owens Science Hall.

Bennett, founder and director of the Artificial Intelligence-High Performance Parallel Computing Lab, will discuss the work being accomplished in this lab. It has the mission of transferring promising, cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, parallel processing and high performance computing into corporate and public sector applications.

Its core competencies include:

  • Assembling hardware and developing software for parallel processing environments
  • Mathematically proving parallel algorithms
  • Building expert systems
  • Developing link analysis techniques
  • Demonstrating techniques and concepts

Bennett earned her undergraduate degree in QMCS at St. Thomas and master’s and doctorate degrees in computer science at the University of Minnesota. She then joined Honeywell Technology Center as a principal research scientist. Since 1988, she has been a full-time faculty member of UST’s Graduate Software Program. In 1993, she was recognized as the Minnesota Young Engineer of the Year. She has published and presented more than 20 papers, is a principal with Knowledge Partners of Minnesota Inc., and consults widely.

Refreshments will be available at the colloquium.