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: Fall22 Spring22 Fall21 Spring21 Fall20

  • Dec. 2, 2022 - Julia Woodward: The Disconnect Between Children's Expectations and Interactions With Intelligent Systems

  • Nov. 18, 2022 - Tyree Lewis: Brain Authentication: A P300 Approach

  • Nov. 4, 2022 - Dayane Reis: In-Memory Computing Accelerators for Emerging Learning Paradigms

  • Oct. 28, 2022 - Gilbert Rotich: Multi-band pre-training models for fine-grained object and function classification in satellite images

  • Oct. 21, 2022 - Dr. Tom Sanocki: Attention! It’s Yours

  • Oct. 14, 2022 - Rupal Agarwal: Retaining Attention with Brain Painting

  • Oct. 7, 2022 - Kaoutar Ben Ahmed: Towards High Performing and Reliable Deep Convolutional Neural Network Models for Typically Limited Medical Imaging Datasets

  • Sep. 23, 2022 - Ankur Mali: Turing Completeness and Provable Stability of Neural Network Turing Machine with Bounded Precision and Time