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Computational Creativity and Intelligence Lab (CCIL)

The Computational Creativity and Intelligence Lab, led by Dr. Paul Bodily, is dedicated to conducting research in the fields of Computational Creativity, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. Computational Creativity has been defined as "the philosophy, science and engineering of computational systems which, by taking on particular responsibilities, exhibit behaviours that unbiased observers would deem to be creative" (Simon Colton and Geraint A. Wiggins. Computational creativity: The final frontier? In Proceedings of the Twentieth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 21–26. IOS Press, 2012).

We have several talented students involved in research in CCIL. If you're interested in joining, send an email to


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