Research Facilities of the AI Institute

Recent advances in machine learning strongly depend upon sophisticated computational resources, primary GPU clusters. We have budgeted $100,000 per year towards shared computational resources to support the teaching and research efforts of the Institute. Much of this will be devoted to acquiring GPU clusters, with the balance to cloud computing services like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.

These computational resources will increase the attractiveness of the Institute for students and faculty.  We will hire an Institute systems manager in Fall 2018, and then begin the process of buying equipment.

Research activities are primarily conducted in the New Computer Science Building, which opened in July 2015. The new facility is comprised of a total of 70,000 square feet and consists of 20,000 square feet dedicated to 18 research labs, including the Data Science Laboratory, NLP Lab, and Center for Dynamic Data Analytics.