The IIS is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge and capabilities of intelligent systems, including psychological, biological, and artificial systems. By conducting cutting-edge research and publishing our findings in peer-reviewed venues, we contribute to the discipline and, ultimately, to the public. In doing so, we are also training the next generation of scientists. Featured research in the IIS can be seen here.
Our mission depends on an interdisciplinary approach that brings together researchers from many different research areas in the cognitive sciences, including biology, communication sciences & disorders, computer science, education, engineering, linguistics, philosophy, physics, and psychology.
The IIS has received nearly $30 million in external funding over the last decade and has partnered with numerous universities and corporations. Researchers affiliated with the IIS have received funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences, and numerous other agencies and corporate partners. In 2007, the IIS won the prestigious Academic Excellence Award from the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The Institute for Intelligent Systems is located on the fourth floor of the University of Memphis' FedEx Institute of Technology.