The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute (http://ai.sc.edu) is a new university-wide institute engaged in core AI research, as well as high-impact interdisciplinary research involving AI implementations and applications. It is an outcome of the university’s Presidential Excellence Initiative, which seeks to bring national prominence to our college and university through AI research and its economic impact.
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Please congratulate Austin Downey (PI) and Jason Bakos (Co-PI) for receiving a collaborative NSF grant. This is a collaborative grant with Iowa State University and UofSC is the lead institution. Austin Downey (PI) is from Mechanical Engineering and Jason Bakos from Computer Science and Engineering. The project is titled "A Programming Model and Platform Architecture for Real-time Machine Learning for Sub-second Systems".
We are happy to report that Dr. Jianjun Hu, along with collaborators Qi Wang (PI), Sophya Garashchuk, Linda Shimizu, and Chuanbing Tang, have received a research award from the Department of energy for their project titled "Data-science enabled investigation of the mechanisms for multiscale ion transport in functional electrolytes and for the radical generation in crystalline assemblies".
A software vulnerability to Ellucian Banner CVE-2019-8978, reported and discovered by Joshua Mulliken (CIS major), has been in the news a lot (Inside Higher Ed, TrendMicro, Security Week) because of how software updates for this vulnerability have been handled by the Universities who use the software. The news articles also interview Joshua as the author and expert on the vulnerability.
Dr. Jianjun Hu has received a research grant from the National Science Foundation for work on his work in Machine Learning on the project "Thermal Materials Discovery via Deep Learning based High-Throughput Computational Screening".