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, Psychology, Public Health, and Information Systems Decision Sciences.

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


  • Nov. 20, 2020 - Prof. Sriram Chellappan, USF: AI Applications for the Surveillance of Mosquito Vectors and Habitats

  • Nov. 13, 2020 - Diane Cook, Regents Professor and Huie-Rogers Chair, Washington State University: Constructing a Human Digital Twin

  • Nov. 6, 2020 - Sven Dickinson, University of Toronto, Samsung Research: The Role of Symmetry in Human and Computer Vision

  • Oct. 30, 2020 - Alessandro Negro, Graph Aware: Fighting COVID-19 by Finding Relevant Converging Research Patterns with Knowledge Graphs

  • Oct. 23, 2020 - Kaoutar Ben Ahmed: Ensembles of Convolutional Neural Networks for Survival Time Estimation of High-grade Glioma Patients from Multimodal MRI

  • Oct. 16, 2020 - Gilbert Rotich: Representation Learning in Satellite Images for Fine-Grained Building Detection

Fall schedule