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AI Town Hall

May 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The next AI Town Hall, virtual via Zoom, will be Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00AM-12:00PM. The agenda includes updates in AI research, courses & programs, faculty and student training and the upcoming NVIDIA AI Technology Center. In addition, we will hear from speakers in short pre-recorded research videos, followed by 1-hr breakout sessions (by discipline) to discuss research and training.. You will not want to miss this so sign up now! The event is free, but registration is required. Register below.

AI Town Hall
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00AM


Session I 9:00AM

(I) 9:00AM: Welcome from Provost (Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs – 10 minutes)

(II) 9:15AM: Academics Updates (David Reed, Associate Provost for External Faculty Honors and Awards – 10 minutes)
     (i) Faculty Learning Communities

(III) 9:25AM: Research Updates (David Norton, Vice President for Research – 15 minutes)

(IV) 9:45AM: Training Update (Erik Deumens, Director of UFIT Research Computing and George Michailidis, Director of UF Informatics Institute – 15 minutes)

David Reed to Moderate Q&A

Session II 10:00AM

(I) Panel on Education and Training in AI (Moderator: George Michailidis 30 minutes)
     (i) Faculty Learning Communities

(II) Background Research Talk Pre-recorded Videos [PARTICIPANTS – PLEASE WATCH IN ADVANCE]

(1) Ethical – Explainable AI at UF: My Thai, Wanli Xing, Duncan Purves
(2) AI in Agricultural and Natural Systems: Ionnis Ampatzidis, Brian Stucky
(3) AI in Smart Engineered Systems: Xilei Zhao, Hassan Azad, Dapeng Wu
(4) AI in Health: Ruogu Fang, Jiang Bian, Eric Triplett, Tezcan Baslanti
(5) Interactions of AI and Society: Jasmine McNealy, Osubi Craig
(6) Advancement in AI Foundations: Jose Principe, Hongcheng Liu
(7) AI in Natural Sciences: Konstantin Matchev, Adrian Roitberg

(III) Breakout Sessions (Focus on Research, Training, and Education, 1 hour) [Moderators for each session listed by topic]

(1) Ethical – Explainable AI at UF: Dr. Mattia Prosperi, Dept. of Epidemiology, and Dr. Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, Dept. of Telecommunications
(2) AI in Agricultural and Natural Systems: Dr. Kati Migliaccio, Dept. of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, and  Dr. Rob Guralnick, Curator of Biodiversity Informatics
(3) AI in Smart Engineered Systems: Dr. Ray Issa, Center for Advanced Construction Information Modeling, and Dr. Haldun Aytug, Dept. of Information Systems & Operations Mgt
(4) AI in Health: Dr. Jane Carrington, RN, Florida Blue Center for Healthcare, and Dr. Patrick Tighe, MD, Division of Acute Pain Medicine
(5) Interactions of AI and Society: Dr. Jane Southworth, Dept. of Geography, and Pavlo Antonenko, Dept. of Academic Affairs, College of Education
(6) Advancement in AI Foundations: Dr. Alina Zare, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
(7) AI in Natural Sciences: Dr. Chenglong Li,  Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, and Dr. Erik Deumens, Director of UFIT Research Computing

(IV) Back to Plenary Session  15 minutes)

Make sure to register below. Registrants will receive the Zoom link prior to the start of the meeting.



May 13, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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