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 (


  • Apr. 23, 2021 - Khandaker Huq: Characterizing Opinion Dynamics and Group Decision Making in Wikipedia Content Discussions

  • Apr. 2, 2021 - Sayde King: User Perceptions of Ubiquitous Sensing and Privacy-Preserving Mood Detection Via Smartphone Sensing

  • Mar. 26, 2021 - Jim Mirzakhalov: Turkic Interlingua: A Case Study of Extending NLP Research Beyond English

  • Mar. 19, 2021 - Jacqueline Hausmann: Accurate Neonatal Face Detection in a Clinical Setting

  • Mar. 12, 2021 - Cole Hill: Automatic Detection of Vehicles in Satellite Images for Economic Monitoring

  • Mar. 5, 2021 - Dr. Narayan Viswanadhan: AI in medical imaging: A Radiologists Experience and Perspective

Spring schedule