Sailing Lab

Welcome to the SAILING (Statistical Artificial Intelligence & Integrative Genomics) Lab! SAILING is a research laboratory created in 2004, and is headed by Professor Eric Xing. We are primarily based at Carnegie Mellon University and Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.

Research synopsis: Our principal research interests lie in the development of machine learning and statistical methodology, and large-scale computational system and architecture, for solving problems involving automated learning, reasoning, and decision-making in high-dimensional, multimodal, and dynamic possible worlds in artificial, biological, and social systems.


Feb 29, 2024 Congratulations to SAILING alum Mladen Kolar's Junior Breiman Award for "outstanding contributions to high-dimensional statistical methodology, probabilistic graphical models and optimization methods."
Oct 26, 2021 The (renewed) group website is now live!
Oct 8, 2021 Congratulations to Sang for the CMU Presidential Fellowship!
Oct 1, 2021 Welcome new members to the team.
Sep 1, 2021 Congratulations to Maruan, Lisa, and Aurick for successfully defending their dissertations.
Jul 27, 2021 Congratulations to the SAILING members for winning this year’s OSDI 2021 Best Paper Award!
Jul 25, 2021 Eric is featured on Wired!