AI@IllinoisTech Collaboration Day

On January 25 the Active Computational Thinking (ACT) Center in the Department of Computer Science will launch AI@IllinoisTech. AI@IllinoisTech provides a platform for faculty, researchers, and educators to identify major research and engineering directions in artificial intelligence, form interdisciplinary partnerships, and foster innovation in AI. Envisioned outcomes include the formation of collaborative research groups, advancements in AI education and workforce training, partnerships with government and industry, and the application of AI-related methods across a range of academic disciplines.

The AI@IllinoisTech initiative begins its series of events with “AI@IllinoisTech Collaboration Day” on January 25. This event will bring Illinois Tech faculty, research staff, and graduate students together to define AI and meet other Illinois Tech faculty and researchers who conduct core or applied AI research, work in AI-related fields, and who consider the social and legal dimensions of AI. The one-day free event will include presentations, lunch, a panel, and afternoon break-out and networking sessions around AI topics of interest.

Faculty and researchers who work on AI (foundational or applied), who use (or would like to use) AI techniques in their research, or who conduct work on AI in social and economic systems are invited to present a five-minute lightning talk about their work or to discuss open research challenges related to AI.

Presenters are required to register by the early registration deadline. Attendees must register by the final registration deadline. Registration in advance is highly recommended, as space cannot be guaranteed on the day of the event. This event is limited to faculty, Ph.D. students, postdocs, and M.S. students, with priority being given to faculty, Ph.D. students, and postdocs until capacity is reached.

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: MTCC Auditorium


Tentative Schedule

8:30 a.m.                                     Check-in and coffee

9 a.m.                                           Welcome and introductory remarks

9:15 a.m.                                      What Is AI?

10 a.m.                                         AI@IIT vision

10:30a.m.–noon                       Individual lightning talks (full list will be posted in January)

Noon–1 p.m.                              Lunch (provided) and informal networking

1–2 p.m.                                      Panel: Preparing for the Future of AI

2 p.m.                                          Introduction of AI topic areas for break-out sessions

2–2:15 p.m.                                Coffee break

2:15–4 p.m.                                Networking and facilitated break-out sessions around topic areas


Early registration deadline: December 31, 2018

Final deadline: January 19, 2019

Registration form: