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Transforming how we solve the world’s most complex challenges through cutting-edge research and education.

About the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

AI and data science are transforming our world. Both fields are at the forefront of innovation in robotics, health care, materials science, autonomous vehicles, and countless other areas that are key to the United States’ future economy and security. They offer hope for solving complex problems like detecting fraud buried deep in financial systems, reducing human bias in the judicial system, and efficiently finding the right compound for the safest and most effective medicine.

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (IAD) brings together researchers, labs, institutes, and centers of excellence at the University at Buffalo that are focused on advancements in AI, data science, and related areas of research to tackle these complex problems.

The new institute combines two UB research organizations – the Artificial Intelligence Institute and the Institute for Computational and Data Science - and is led by David Doermann, a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Research Areas

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science will tackle some of the world’s biggest problems through groundbreaking research in the following areas:

Media Forensics

Big Data

Mobile Computing

Machine Learning

Health and Medicine


Intelligent Spaces / Architecture

Arts and Humanities

Natural Language Processing

Law, Policy and Ethics

Computer Vision

High-Performance Computing

Autonomous Vehicles

Advanced Materials


In addition to pursuing cutting-edge research aimed at solving globally-relevant problems, the Institute prepares students interested in artificial intelligence and data science through its education programs and curriculum development.

Students who graduate from these programs are equipped with the skills to succeed in the rapidly evolving fields of information technology, data science, and artificial intelligence. Current degree programs include:

Affiliated Labs and Centers of Excellence