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AI Research Day 2024

Neural Brain Drawing
Tate Center Reception Hall

AI Transforming

Please join us for the 2023-2024 UGA AI Research Day, sponsored by the Institute for Artificial Intelligence.  This year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of UGA's Artificial Intelligence Center, which began in 1994 and was reclassified as a research Institute in 2008. 

The event will take place from 2:00 - 7:00 pm in the Tate Center Reception Hall and will consist of the following activities. Light refreshments will be provided throughout.

Event Program

Keynote: Mark Riedl 

Photo of Mark Riedle

Speaker: Mark Riedl.  Professor, School of Interactive Computing, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology; Associate Director, Georgia Tech Machine Learning Center

Time: 2:15 PM

Title: "The future of AI is Human-Centered"


Over the last few years, AI has rapidly moved out of the research lab into the hands of everyday users. This has been due to technological breakthroughs in deep learning and large language models. However, technologies that work well in the controlled environment of a research lab doesn’t necessarily perform the same out in the real world populated by non-expert users. Human-centered computing refocuses technology on the human by asking: what should our technology look like for it to enhance the human condition, and how do we get there? We will explore some of the ways that AI can become more human-centered from AI explanations to human-agent interaction.


  • 2:00 PM Welcome
  • 2:15 PM Keynote
  • 3:15 PM Lightning Talks (Session I)
  • 3:45 PM Break
  • 4:00 Anniversary Acknowledgement
  • 4:10 PM Panel Discussion
  • 5:10 PM Break
  • 5:25 PM Lightning Talks (Session II)
  • 6:00 PM Poster Session

Lightning Talks

Time: 3:15 PM and 5:25 PM

  • Fei Dou (School of Computing): "The Role of AI and Machine Learning"
  • Prashant Doshi (School of Computing): "Agent-based Active Cyber Deception for Adversarial Intent Recognition"
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman (School of Computing): "GPS-denied Localization of Mobile Sensors and Robots"
  • Soheyla Amirian (School of Computing): "Transforming Orthopedic Image Analysis using AI: Deep Image Augmentation for Advancing Knee Osteoarthritis Diagnosis"
  • Guoming Li (Poultry Science): "Transformative AI Techniques for Poultry Production"
  • Juvis B. Mbeng (Physics and Astronomy): "Enhancing Clarity of Telescope Images through PCA-based Reconstruction"

Panel Discussion

Time: 4:10 PM

Topic: "AI then and now: separating hype from reality"



  • Mark Riedl (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Michael Covington (FormFree, Director of Research; Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, IAI)
  • Jin Sun (UGA School of Computing)
  • Ari Schlesinger (UGA School of Computing)

Organizing Committee

The AI Institute would like to thank the following for organizing the research day. 

Getting There

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