Theodore Allen

Associate Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering, College of Engineering

Dr. Allen heads the SEAL Laboratory, whose members collaborate around optimal decision-making under uncertainty. Technologies involve hierarchical Bayesian modeling and related optimization and discrete event simulation-based optimization. These methods extend and benefit from quality technologies. An artificial “DIAMOND” intelligence based on Bayes Adaptive Markov Decision Processes is under construction seeking to offer enhanced benefits compared with IBM’s Watson. Therefore, Allen’s group designs control/decision support systems that want to learn and contribute to optimal experimental design. Also, they design systems including “SMERT” text modeling software and methods that offer innovative human-computer interactions. Application domains include cybersecurity maintenance and control, military, elections, automotive, and manufacturing.

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PhD, Operations Research and Quality Engineering, University of Michigan
MS, Physics, UCLA
AB, Physics, Princeton University


National Science Foundation
General Electric