Institute for Artificial Intelligence

About Us

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence + X is a university wide research and education center for Artificial Intelligence. It has a focus on collaboration across disciplines.

The goal is to establish a world-class academic research and development (R&D) center at the University of South Florida to conduct externally-funded research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and associated areas (X = Healthcare, Medicine, Biology, Cybersecurity, Finance, Business, Manufacturing, Transportation), using a transdisciplinary approach across Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Computer Science, and work with industry to transition them into products that benefit humanity in an ethical and responsible manner.

There are faculty from many departments associated with the center including Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Integrated Biology, Genomics, Psychology, Public Health, Medicine, and Information Systems Decision Sciences.

The Institute is co-directed by Prof. Sudeep Sarkar ( and Prof. Lawrence Hall (

Seminars (Fall 2021 link)

  • Oct. 29, 2021 - John Licato: Getting AI to reason about law and ethics

  • Oct. 15, 2021 - Sneha Oladhri: Gait recognition using 3D Human body fitting

  • Oct. 8, 2021 - Yu Sun: Exploring Robotic Cooking

  • Oct. 1, 2021 - Sujal Vijayaraghavan: Current trends in 3D modelling and reconstruction

  • Sep. 24, 2021 - Ramy Mounir: Learning useful representations of inputs, without labels

  • Sep. 17, 2021 - Rosalind Picard, MIT: Is AI going to hurt or help the health of our brains?

  • Sep. 10, 2021 - Neil Sambhu: Adversarial Examples and Deep Learning

  • Sep. 3, 2021 - Larry Hall: Deep Learning Overview

Fall schedule