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.

IU women in AI

Innovative applications of AI for vehicles, TBI, and more

An engineer and AI expert, IUPUI's Lauren Christopher is currently engaged in multiple projects drawing on her knowledge and experience in using AI for object detection.

Learn more about Christopher's work

AI's role in disease research

IUPUI's Jingwen Yan uses AI to study structural and functional brain changes that may provide valuable insights for further study and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. 

Learn more about Yan's work

Using big data to improve healthcare

IUPUI’s Wendy Miller uses big data to develop interventions that can improve the quality of life for many patients.

Learn more about Miller's work

Partnerships drive state-of-the-art innovations in AI

IUPUI's Zina Ben Miled Zina uses AI to develop innovative solutions to issues impacting industries such as health care and manufacturing. Partnerships are crucial in pushing her state-of-the-art advancements even further.

Learn more about Ben Miled'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 involved 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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So the field of cybersecurity is changed and that originally it was a $40 thousand a year type of problem that only selected organizations that have to worry about. But now it's evolved to a problem, where almost every organization that has some form of 

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information technology has to be aware of and be able to tackle accordingly as well.  

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In terms of how we're preparing students to battle the cybersecurity challenges of tomorrow, 

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we're really trying to position them such that they're aware of the different types of job roles  

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and the different types of tasks associated with those job roles as well. And developing curriculum to help build their skill sets to, to be suitable in those particular types of jobs.  

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So I actually chose to study cybersecurity because I think that it's a really and exciting meeting  

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ground between business, computer science and artificial intelligence. It's a space where you can use skills from all three of those areas to solve problems across all three of 

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those areas for really high impact issues. 

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Indiana University has had a long history of excellence and investments into operational cybersecurity in particular. And there's some leading initiatives 

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that are here at Indiana University. That aim to help serve the local community as well as the 

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larger nation as well. 

So for instance, we have the REN-ISAC, 

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Research and Education Network,  which is focused on sharing threat intelligence related to cybersecurity across Indiana and across  

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the nation as well, which is a very unique aspect to what we've got here at IU compared to other 

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institutions that really helps, makes us a leader within the space. 

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One of the trickier parts about cybersecurity, especially Artificial Intelligence within cybersecurity is that it's a two-pronged requirement. First, you need to understand the methodology and then the domain. 

And then once you 

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understand both of those things, then you actually need to understand the linkage between those two things.

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And so that's something that the professors here do an excellent job of illustrating for us.

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