Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Study human learning

Studying the fastest known supercomputer—the toddler brain—a large team of IU faculty and researchers in psychology, neuroscience, and network science are pursuing new theories of how humans learn, which in turn will inform and enhance machine learning.

AI and national security

IU is expanding its longstanding relationship with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, addressing the needs of military and industry partners for practical AI applications in areas such as trusted microelectronics, cybersecurity, supply chain integrity, and fraud prevention and detection.

New research centers

A gift from IU alumnus and IT pioneer Fred Luddy is funding a new interdisciplinary research center addressing issues in AI and health at IU Bloomington, and IUPUI has launched the Institute of Integrative AI to act as a catalyst for AI research activities.

AI and international partners

Indiana University and the Sorbonne Université in France held the first joint symposium on AI in summer 2019. As a result, many new ideas are being explored such as big data analytics, bioinformatics, complex networks, AI and ethics, and brain sciences, with the goal of pursuing collaborations.

Robots for seniors

Researchers from the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering are collaborating with the Toyota Research Institute to explore the use of social robots to support community engagement and sense of purpose among older adults.

Learn more about IU work with robotics

An IU student shoots for the moon

IU graduate student Derek Whitley has a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to work on artificial intelligence technology for future NASA missions to the moon and Mars.

Learn more about Whitley's work

AI and wearable computing

With a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, IUPUI's Qingxue Zhang is exploring how to better harness and analyze big data to advance human-centered big data innovations.

Learn more about Zhang's work

Featured center

The Institute of Integrative AI was launched in 2020 at IUPUI. Its mission is to act as a catalyst for the promotion and coordination of AI research activities at IUPUI and beyond and to develop major research initiatives for high-impact AI technologies and application. Its activities include organizing symposiums and research summits, coordinating collaboration groups, funding seed projects, and providing infrastructure support. The iAI is part of Indiana University's broad strategic effort to advance the science of artificial intelligence.

Find more IU centers, groups, and labs inovlved in artificial intelligence work.

Unparalleled support for AI research

IU is home to one of the most advanced university IT infrastructures in the world:

  • Big Red 200, the fastest university owned supercomputer in the nation, is used to support advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and scientific and medical research, among other areas.
  • Access to world-class data storage systems includes 99 petabytes of online research data storage.
  • 25 percent of the world’s research and education internet traffic runs across an IU-managed network.
  • The IU Global Network Operations Center (GlobalNOC) manages more than 20 international research networks, including a crucial network for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, networks for 12 states, and the Internet2 research network for more than 300 universities, government agencies, and affiliated organizations.
  • Serving as the model for modern day cybersecurity, the OmniSOC, founded by IU, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, and University of Nebraska, works real-time to dramatically reduce the time between first awareness of a security threat to its effective mitigation for all collaborators.
  • The Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) based at IU, is one of 19 industry-specific centers recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and includes 620 member institutions. 

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Janice Blum

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Associate Dean of the University Graduate School, Indiana University
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Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, IU Bloomington

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