The Artificial Intelligence @ WSU initiative is hosting a virtual mini summit on AI and its applications to showcase recent advancements, foster collaborations, and initiate conversations as part of WSU Research Week 2020.

The event, which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 3-5 p.m., will feature speakers from WSU, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft Research who are leading major AI-related research activities in their groups and institutions. Topics covered include the interaction of AI and machine learning with mobile health, agriculture, plant pathology, augmented reality, power systems control, and scientific discovery.

Each presentation will be 10 to 15 minutes long and will be followed by up to five minutes of discussion time. Speakers include Robert Rallo and Draguna Vrabie with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Sudipta Sinha with Microsoft Research; and Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Hanu Pappu, and Manoj Karkee from WSU. The program is moderated by Assefaw Gebremedhin, an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and WSU’s point of contact for AI.

WSU began a web portal last year to connect faculty interested in AI across WSU, serving as a resource for researchers as well as for collaborators and supporters.

The mini summit aims to continue that effort to build collaboration and research efforts both within and outside the university.

Closeup of Assefaw Gebremedhin
Assefaw Gebremedhin

“Artificial intelligence is a rapidly expanding field of research, including at WSU,” said Gebremedhin. “We’re looking forward to bringing researchers together from a wide variety of disciplines and interests to learn about each other’s work and to share new ideas in this exciting and growing area of research.”

Attendance is free. To learn more and to register, visit the Advancing AI website.