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: Spring23 Fall22 Spring22 Fall21 Spring21

  • 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)

  • Mar. 31, 2023 - Ankur Mali: The Predictive Forward-Forward Algorithm

  • Mar. 24, 2023 - Logan Fields: Individual Identification for Collectible Card Games with Dynamic States

  • Mar. 10, 2023 - Animesh Nighojkar: Modeling Semantic Fluency using Transformers: Can AI predict what you'll say next?

  • Mar. 3, 2023 - Nan Wu, UC Santa Barbara: Infusing Intelligence for Next Generation Hardware Development