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UTSA AI Summit

November 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST

| Free

Join us in the Inaugural AI Summit at UTSA, to discover emerging AI technologies, transdisciplinary use-cases for AI, and how it impacts our society.

Location:  UTSA Main Campus
Student Union H-E-B Ballroom
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** We are currently accepting poster submissions (students only) through October 28, 2019. If interested, please register via the link above.**

If your organization is interested in sponsoring our event, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/fhqjm4

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)’s research portfolio has increasingly become more transdisciplinary, with a focus on cybersecurity, brain health,, engineering, biomed education, sustainability, business, public health and policy.

These areas of research have been further fueled by focused faculty cluster hires in areas including cloud computing, cybersecurity, brain health, analytics and data science, and most recently, artificial intelligence (AI).

This past year, UTSA embarked on a cluster hiring initiative in AI, which resulted in the hiring of seven researchers in the fields of construction science, information systems and cyber security, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science. Dr. Dhireesha Kudithipudi was recruited to lead and coordinate UTSA’s efforts in AI initiatives across colleges and departments as the Director of the UTSA AI Consortium.

Dr. Kudithipudi is also the Robert F. McDermott Chair in Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering with a courtesy appointment in the department of computer science at UTSA. She most recently served as professor, graduate program chair in the Department of Computer Engineering, director of the Neuromorphic AI Lab and the director of the Center for Human-Aware AI at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

To kick-off this expansion of AI on campus, a multidisciplinary team of faculty and research stakeholders are organizing an inaugural AI Summit. This event is open to all AI researchers and aspiring AI scientists in academia, industry and government. Participants across the greater San Antonio area and throughout Texas are invited to discover emerging AI technologies, transdisciplinary use-cases for AI, and its impact on society.

Featured Speakers:

  • Brad Aimone, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories
  • David Chambers, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
  • Kal Clark, M.D., UT Health SA
  • David Crandall, Ph.D., Indiana University
  • Niall Gaffney, Ph.D., Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
  • Michael Hawrylycz, Ph.D., Allen Institute
  • Catherine Schumann, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL)
  • Amarjot Singh, Ph.D., Stanford University, Skylar Labs
  • Qing Wu, Ph.D., Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Organizing Committee:

  • Robert Clark, M.D., Medicine/ Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UT Health SA
  • Amanda Fernandez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UTSA
  • Edward Golob, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, UTSA
  • Yanmin Gong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UTSA
  • Max Kilger, Ph.D., Director of Data Analytics Program/Associate Professor in Practice, UTSA
  • Dhireesha Kudithipudi, Ph.D., Professor, Robert F McDermott Endowed Chair in Engineering/Director of AI Consortium, UTSA
  • Christopher Mentzer, MS, Assistant Director R&D, Southwest Research Institute
  • Amina Qutub, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UTSA
  • Jianhua Ruan, Ph.D, Professor, Computer Science, UTSA
  • Meredith Zozus, Ph.D., CCDM, Bioinformatics, UT Health SA


UTSA AI Summit
Contact: ai@utsa.edu
Dr. Dhireesha Kudithipudi
COE Electrical and Computer Engineering
COS Computer Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio



November 11, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


UTSA Main, H-E-B University Center (HUC) Ballroom
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, 78249 United States
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