AI in Smart Engineered Systems Mini-Symposium

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AI in Smart Engineered Systems Mini-Symposium

April 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

UFII AI Mini-Symposium: AI in Smart Engineered Systems

AI in Smart Engineered Systems looks at the integration of AI and humans to develop robust and effective human-machine teams with varying degrees of autonomy and sophistication. Applications include digital twins, robotics, Cyber-Physical Systems, disaster response, medical intervention and Industry 4.0.

Thursday, April 21, 2022
HYBRID: Live, in-person and virtual via Zoom
Location: AUDITORIUM, Reitz Union [Take orange elevators to 2nd floor, then turn right – Auditorium is directly ahead]


10:00AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dr. R. Raymond Issa, Distinguished Professor, Rinker School of Construction Management

10:05AM: UF AI Work Group: Dr. George Michailidis, Chair, UF AI Work Group, Director, UF Informatics Institute

10:10AM: UF AI Initiative, Curriculum and AI Academic Initiative Center (AI)2: Dr. David ReedAssociate Provost for Strategic Initiatives

10:20AM: Enabling Intelligent Features for Visually-guided Underwater Robots: Dr. Md Jahidul Islam, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

10:40AM: Explainable Methods in Neuro-AI: Dr. Shreya Saxena, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

11:00AM: A Vision of AI-Enabled Digital Twin for Improving Critical Care Delivery in ICUs: Dr. Xiang Zhong, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

11:20AM: Security of AI-Based Decisions: Emerging Threats and Solutions: Dr. Sara Rampazzi, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering

11:40AM: Machine Learning Approach for Rapid Disaster Response Based on Multi-Modal Data: Dr. Karla Saldana Ochoa, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture

12:00PM Lunch in Rm 2365: Boxed lunches provided for registered guests

1:15PM:  Panel Discussion with five speakers and Dr. R. Raymond Issa as moderator

2:00PM: Summary and Closing Remarks: Dr. R. Raymond Issa

Thursday, April 21, 2022
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Lunch will serve at Noon
When you register below, please indicate if you will be attending in-person or via zoom. Zoom invite will be sent out the day before the talk.

For specific questions about content of the symposium, please contact Dr. Ray Issa at More general questions, contact Flora Marynak at


April 21, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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J. Wayne Reitz Union