Making an Impact on Movement Disorders

AI applications for improving treatment for patients with movement disorders includes work by assistant professor Coralie de Hemptinne, PhD, MS, and biomedical scientist Jackson Cagle, PhD, researchers at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health who have developed an algorithm to optimize deep brain stimulation, or DBS, a treatment that involves placing a thin wire in the brain in areas that control movement. Their technology, which received UF Innovate’s 2022 Invention of the Year award, predicts the best stimulation settings based on individual brain activity, shortening the wait to see improvement in symptoms.

Fang Receives Distinguished Recognition By Rising Stars (Engineering) From the Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine of Florida

Dr. Ruogu Fang has achieved the distinguished recognition of Rising Stars (Engineering) and will be honored at the forthcoming annual meeting of the Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL). The ASEMFL is an esteemed gathering of Florida’s preeminent scholars, encompassing individuals who both reside and work in the state. Situated at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, ASEMFL is a non-profit organization that unites top-tier scholars and researchers hailing from various universities, public agencies, and industries throughout Florida. Their collective mission is to delve into critical issues at the intersection of science, engineering, and medicine that have a direct impact on the people of Florida. Furthermore, they provide impartial and expert advice concerning these matters.

Here’s How AI Could Bring Better Fruit to Your Table

Researchers at the University of Florida envision a quicker method: exploring the natural variations in plant genetics using artificial intelligence. The applications extend far beyond blueberries, a growing sector of Florida’s $182.6 billion agriculture industry. Their brainchild, the AI Connoisseur, would not only give Florida farms an edge, but make healthy food more palatable to more people, bringing varieties with heirloom-quality flavor within everyone’s reach. All they’d have to do is teach a computer to taste.

UF Helps Drive AI Education for Teens in Florida

AMBY, which stands for AI Made By You, was piloted this summer as a part of Camp DIALOGS, an NSF-funded project aimed at making artificial intelligence and computer science more accessible, particularly for students in lower-income areas. The camp is a joint effort between UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and College of Education and aligns with the university’s integrated approach to AI.

AI Helps Detect Watermelon Disease Quickly, Accurately

If you savor a juicy watermelon in the scorching summer heat, Florida farmers toil to meet your tastes. The Sunshine State leads the nation in watermelon production. But, like all farmers, those who produce watermelons seek ways to control diseases, so they don’t lose all or part of their crops. The needs of growers drive Yiannis Ampatzidis to use artificial intelligence to detect pathogens early and accurately.

How Florida Researchers Are Using UF’s Supercomputer

High-impact research is in full swing on the University of Florida’s powerful supercomputer, with faculty and students from across the State University System using HiPerGator ⁠— one of the smartest machines in the world — to advance critical work in areas including the environment, technology and medicine.

AI Micro-Credential Helps Working Professionals Boost Career Options

Micro-credentials have emerged as an ideal way for working professionals to become proficient in a specific area through short, non-credit courses that culminate in a competency-based badge. Earning a micro-credential helps fill knowledge gaps, especially for those in the workforce who have limited time and cannot commit to a semester or longer of learning. That said, now working professionals can gain their own competitive edge by adding an artificial intelligence (AI) micro-credential through the University of Florida’s Office of Professional and Workplace Development.

UF Partners With CIA on Improving Cybersecurity

The university and the CIA have entered an agreement to study how artificial intelligence and machine learning applications (AIML) can be used to detect and deter malicious agents that infiltrate computer networks. The work will be carried out by researchers associated with UF’s Florida Institute for National Security.