Pioneering Artificial Intelligence

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 center

A landmark $60 million gift from IU alumnus and IT pioneer Fred Luddy is funding a new interdisciplinary research center addressing issues in AI. Based in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, the center will focus initially on AI approaches to digital health.

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.

AI helping Hoosiers and others

Big Red 200 supercomputer enables state-of-the-art AI applications

Big Red 200, IU's new AI-focused supercomputer, joins the ranks of the fastest academic supercomputers in the world. 

Learn more

Machine learning helps identify patients at risk for developing the dementia

Information from routine doctor visits is enough to predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, according to research led by scientists from Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, and Merck. 

Learn more

Using AI to boost organ, tissue donations

The Indiana Donor Network, which partners with IU Health hospitals regarding organ transplants, is using AI to increase the number of donations it receives.

Learn more

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. 


The new supercomputer is the latest major milestone in IU’s decades-long leadership, pushing the boundaries of computing to advance world-class research.

It would take everyone in the state of Indiana more than 28 years performing one calculation per second, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to perform that same number of calculations that Big Red 200 can do in just 1 second.





It took a team of scientists 13 years to develop the process and sequence one human genome.


IU AI in the News

An AI Summit

AI executives visited IU to learn from AI experts and researchers, tour new IU supercomputer to foster education, collaboration and innovation.

Learn more

IU's first-ever engineering Ph.D.

Adam Duncan, an electrical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane Division, has earned an IU Ph.D. in the growing field of intelligent systems engineering. 

Learn more

Innovative approaches, real-world applications

The goal of computer vision is for computers to understand the visual world the way people do. IU research with computer vision and machine learning is improving the way computers and robots think.

Learn more