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, 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. Lawrence Hall ( and Prof. Sudeep Sarkar (


  • Apr. 24, 2020 - Philip Kegelmeyer, Sandia National Labs: An Overview of Training Data Security Vulnerabilities

  • Apr. 17, 2020 - Agaz Hussain Wani: Machine Learning in diagnosing human diseases in large parameter spaces

  • Apr. 10, 2020 - Prof. Kevin Bowyer, University of Notre Dame: What would it even mean for face recognition to be biased, sexist, racist, etc?

  • Apr. 3, 2020 - Saumya Bhadani: Information Diversity and News Recommendation

  • Mar. 27, 2020 - Daniel Sawyer: Detectron2 for Object Detection

  • Mar. 13, 2020 - John Murray-Bruce, USF: Photographing shadows and seeing around corners: Computational periscopy using ordinary cameras

Fall Semester Seminar Schedule