The CMTE provides a rich source of innovative technologies, specialized expertise, recruiting potential and ongoing applied R&D opportunities for our business partners related to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our research is driven by partner-defined projects designed to support the partner’s business goals while pushing the boundaries of traditional thinking and inquiry. Advances in machine intelligence, big data analytics and network connectivity offer endless opportunities for businesses to realize competitive advantages and growth. Our model is based on empowering our research partners to take advantage of new and emerging technologies that will have the most immediate impact on their organizations while at the same time providing students with challenging real world research opportunities. This model leads to a win-win for our sponsors and students, often leading to students being recruited by our partner organizations.