Washington State University faculty who are studying or using artificial intelligence (AI) in their work now have a resource for building collaboration and research efforts.

A new web portal includes information to connect faculty interested in AI across WSU, serving as a resource for researchers as well as for collaborators and supporters.

“AI is a rapidly expanding field of research at WSU—both from the fundamental science and engineering as well as applications perspectives,” said Chris Keane, vice president of research. “We want to provide a point of contact to identify AI research areas that match with WSU faculty and staff research interests and capabilities as well as a place to identify current and emerging research opportunities.”

The portal will include information on events and workshops and will highlight AI research from across campus, including in areas such as energy, agriculture, health, and robotics.

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming society in the 21st century,” said Mary Rezac, dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. “Our WSU researchers are playing an important role in in the technology’s development and application in fields ranging from agriculture to the electric power grid.”

Assefaw Gebremedhin, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is serving as the WSU faculty point of contact for AI research and is helping with coordination efforts. Gebremedhin is conducting research in several AI areas, including developing machine learning and algorithms for power grid applications, for biological sequence data, and for wearable systems.