University of Delaware

AI Center of Excellence

Our Mission

The AI Center of Excellence aims to serve as a catalyst for advancing multidisciplinary research across campus. By highlighting expertise and enhancing AI resources, AICoE facilitates teams of AI partners within and outside UD, to collaboratively apply technological solutions and create impactful AI projects.     

Latest News

AI Center of Excellence Awards First Round of Seed Funding Resources


The AICoE has concluded its first round of seed funding since launching in the summer of 2022. During this Call for Proposals period, 22 letters of intent from 12 different departments across campus were submitted. 10 teams were invited to submit full proposals – and 5 were awarded funding and resources from the center.

AICoE Seed-Funded Faculty Gonzalo Arce Honored for Inventions


UD’s Gonzalo Arce elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors. A prolific innovator, Arce is an inventor on 25 patents spanning inventions with environmental, health care and technology applications, from the laster printer industry to smart QR codes to low-dose X-ray computer tomography imaging, which is now recommended as a screening test for adults at high srisk of developing lung cancer.

AICOE Co-Director Sunita Chandrasekaran Leads Research on World's Fastest Exascale Supercomputer

Nov 18, 2022

Chandrasekaran and her team, which included researchers from Germany’s Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf research laboratory, or HZDR, and its Center for Advanced Systems Understanding, or CASUS are testing the capabilities of Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Frontier supercomputer.

AICOE Affiliated Faculty Guangmo (Amo) Tong Receives NSF CAREER Award

Nov 17, 2022

Guangmo (Amo) Tong, assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering, is using fundamental computer science research toward improving data-driven decision making. Through a better understanding of the theories that underlie algorithmic decision-making, Tong’s research can support future breakthroughs across a wide range of applications.

AICOE Affiliated Faculty Ioannis Poulakakis is Developing a Treadmill to Assess Robot Locomotion

May 05, 2022

Poulakakis, along with Department of Mechanical Engineering Professors Panos Artemiadis, Guoquan (Paul) Huang and Bert Tanner are spearheading the project, which will combine a nearly 5-foot-tall robot and a novel treadmill system that will allow researchers to test the robot’s ability to adjust to dynamic changes in the environment. 

Ag-Inspired Engineering

Dec 08, 2021

How engineering principles support plant science. When Tropical Storm Isaias pummeled the East Coast in summer 2020, it created life-threatening tornadoes and weather conditions that ruined homes and flattened farm fields across Delaware. But in Newark, in a small field planted with different varieties of corn, one professor noticed that not all of the plants had the same damage.

Affiliated Faculty

Join AICoE as an Affiliated Faculty. Please fill out this form for us to reach out to you on how we can work together, learn more about your AI expertise/needs, support your projects via seed grants, and help promote your work!