Invest in AI Research


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we view, understand and interact in the world. And its potential is still not fully known. The Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation is uniquely qualified to realize -- and harness -- that potential.

Coming from a long tradition of cross-disciplinary research at Stony Brook University, our core faculty are drawn from the departments of Computer Science, Biomedical Informatics, Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Housed within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the AI Institute faculty works hand-in-hand with their peers in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, the Renaissance School of Medicine and throughout the University as an intellectual hub of discovery and education.

For instance, the Institute’s Computer Vision program—ranked nationally within the top ten alongside such leading universities as Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Stanford and UC Berkeley by CSRankings—is conducting research that will translate into critical real-world solutions, such as improving breast and pancreatic cancer detection and enhancing the analysis of fMRI signals to improve our understanding of drug addiction and disorders of inhibitory control.

This and other research taking place throughout the AI Institute will have long-lasting and wide-ranging impact.

  • The Institute’s is teaching computers to understand and interpret human language, which can be applied to a multitude of real-world scenarios, including analyzing text online to uncover “fake news” sources.
  • Thanks to a $50,000 investment from an anonymous friend of the Institute, faculty are . By understanding patterns and sequences within music, they hope to find ways AI may predict and choose musical recommendations that are appropriate for each individual’s unique mental health
  • Researchers are from Stony Brook Hospital, with the goal of “teaching” computers to analyze and assess the safety of mother and baby in the delivery room and help doctors make better, less subjective decisions about when and if a woman in labor should have a C-section.
  • A team at the Institute has used AI and satellite imagery to , such as breeding numbers and how populations may be impacted by tourism, fishing and climate change. The same kind of mathematical modeling and collected data may also be used to monitor and analyze other endangered wildlife populations and environmental issues.
  • AI faculty are working with Stony Brook Medicine faculty to using machine learning methods and neurotechnologies. By finding patterns within patients’ brain signals, they hope to better understand what is happening within the brain of a coma patient and, ultimately, determine how to awake the patient from that unconscious state.

To accelerate these and many other groundbreaking investigations and attract and retain the best minds in the fields, we need you.

When you invest in the AI Institute, you will be providing critical dollars that keep us nimble in this quickly evolving field so we can continue to conduct high-impact research projects that will serve the world for years to come.