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 ENB118

  • Fev. 16, 2024 - Saandeep Aathreya: Out-of-Distribution Detection using Flow Based Contrastive Learning

  • Fev. 9, 2024 - John Licato: Solving the Interpretation Problem in Legal AI

  • Fev. 2, 2024 - Bill Bensing: Exploring the Governance of Business Processes and Software Systems through Digital Twins with AI

  • Jan. 26, 2024 - Farhat Binte Azam: Classifying stages in the gonotrophic cycle of mosquitoes from images using computer vision techniques

  • Jan. 19, 2024 - Vijaykrishnan Narayanan: Distributed Visual Analytics: Algorithm-Architecture Interaction

  • Nov. 17, 2023 - Shaun Canavan: Context-Aware Affective Computing

  • Nov. 3, 2023 - Daeun Lee: Detecting Suicidality on Social Media Using Deep Learning

  • Oct. 27, 2023 - Larry Hall: Promise and Perils of AI