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

Full schedule: Fall23 Spring23 Fall22 Spring22

  • Sep. 22, 2023 - Kin Ng Lugo: Social Media Activity Forecasting with Exogenous and Endogenous Signals

  • Sep. 15, 2023 - Hunter Morera: MIMO YOLO - A Multiple Input Multiple Output Model for Automatic Cell Counting

  • Sep. 8, 2023 - Ning Wang: Building Trustworthy Machine Learning Systems under Adversarial Environments

  • Sep. 1, 2023 - Larry Hall: Using SMOTE-baset Data Augmentation for Social Media Time Series Prediction

  • Apr. 28, 2023 - Fadlullah Raji: 3D Imaging Around Corners with an Ordinary Camera via Physics-Driven Generative Models

  • Apr. 21, 2023 - Mohammad Noroozi: An AI-Assisted Systematic Literature Review of the Impact of Vehicle Automation on Energy Consumption

  • Apr. 14, 2023 - Yijie Wang, Indiana University: Building interpretable machine learning models using sparse learning

  • Apr. 7, 2023 - Imran Hossain: Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI)