Educational Initiatives

There is considerable interest throughout Stony Brook in expanding AI-related offerings at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.   The AI Institute is taking the lead to coordinate and expand these efforts.  We are actively working to develop and offer joint majors and other undergraduate and graduate training opportunities along several “AI+x” thrusts. Recent initiatives include:

  • A proposal for undergraduate AI concentration in Computer Science, including new undergraduate courses in Natural Language Processing (CSE 354) and Data Science (CSE 351).   They will be first taught in 2018-2019, with the concentration starting in Fall 2019.

  • Discussions with the SBU College of Arts and Science and the College of Business seeking to develop research and educational opportunities on the broader societal implications of AI, in areas such as ethics, economics, business, and policy.  We will also seek to engage the Alda Center for Communicating Science to develop effective communication and outreach strategies for the public, policy makers and stakeholders.

We are proud of our students’ accomplishments in AI, including:

  • PhD student Bryan Perozzi won the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation award for his work at Stony Brook. The annual award acknowledges excellent doctoral research in the field of data mining and knowledge discovery.
  • This video highlighting the data science research of our current students Junting Ye, Yingtao Tian, and Haochen Chen.