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

  • Apr. 8, 2022 - Sudeep Sarkar: Distinguished University Professor Lecture

  • Mar. 11, 2022 - Zaid Marji: Collecting Data for Automated Interpretive Reasoning

  • Mar. 4, 2022 - Kin Lugo: Social Media Activity Forecasting with Exogenous and Endogenous Signals

  • Fev. 25, 2022 - Eitan Agai : Using ML/NLP for Contextual Classification of Evidence Synthesis

  • Fev. 18, 2022 - Antonio Laverghetta Jr. : Predicting Psychometric Properties Using Artificial Intelligence

  • 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