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

  • 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

  • Oct. 20, 2023 - Ryan Fogarty: Classifying Prostate Cancer in Histopathology Images: Gleason Grading, Glandular and Granular

  • Oct. 13, 2023 - Chance Hamilton: Reinforcement Learning and Place Cell Replay in Spatial Navigation

  • Oct. 6, 2023 - Raiyan Abdul Baten: Computational Social Science 101

  • 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