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 (


Info: Friday 1-2pm at ENB313

Full schedule: Spring22 Fall21 Spring21 Fall20

  • Fev. 11, 2022 - Nikolai Fetisov: Survival Time Prediction From Unannotated Lung Cancer Histopathology Images

  • Fev. 4, 2022 - Morris Chang, USF: Privacy-preserving Machine Learning

  • Jan. 21, 2022 - Vikram Ravindra: Computational Methods for Analysis of Functional Brain Images

  • Dec. 3, 2021 - Hunter Morera: Classification of global microglia proliferation based on deep learning with local images

  • Nov. 19, 2021 - Ahmed Shahabaz: A Survey of Current Works in Sound and Video-based Computer Vision: Problems, Approaches, and Dataset

  • Nov. 12, 2021 - Ghada Alzamzmi (NIH): Hybrid AI System for Predicting Sickle Cell Disease Mortality

  • Nov. 5, 2021 - Jonathan Gratch: A window into your soul? Promise and pitfalls of automatic facial expression analysis

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