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 (


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

  • Fev. 26, 2021 - Dr. Barbra Han, Cary Institute: Using AI to predict animal reservoirs of emerging zoonotic diseases

  • Fev. 19, 2021 - Anuj Srivastava, Florida State University: Statistical Analysis of Structural Data in Biological Domains

  • Fev. 12, 2021 - Michael Berthold: Widening - Using Parallel Resources to Improve Model Quality (or: Better, not Faster)

  • Fev. 5, 2021 - Animesh Nighojkar: Is semantic similarity different from sentence equivalence?

  • Jan. 22, 2021 - Keval Doshi: A Modular and Unified Framework for Video Anomaly Detection

Spring schedule