About Us

With funding from the SUNY Empire Innovation Program, the State of New York and private donations, the AI Institute will focus on four grand challenges (health care, infrastructure, education, and finance) and five foundational research areas (automated and scalable knowledge acquisition, predictive intelligence, explainable AI, trustworthy AI, and ethical AI).  Building on the strength of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the AI Institute currently comprises ten core faculty drawn from Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics, Applied Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering.  Another two dozen faculty from around the University with interests in AI and applications serve as affiliate faculty.

We will develop and facilitate new research and educational programs aimed at fueling the workforce for the AI-driven economy of the future.  Plans have been progressing rapidly with the appointment of Steven Skiena as Founding Director. We are located in the New Computer Science Building, at the center of the tree-lined Stony Brook campus in the beautiful village of Stony Brook, New York, a residential neighborhood 50 miles east of New York City on the north shore of Long Island.