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The university-wide AI Institute of UofSC (AIISC) is administratively part of the CEC with Dean Hossein Haj-Harriri as its chief patron. This presentation give a quick overview of the CEC.

The university-wide AI Institute of UofSC (AIISC) is administratively part of the CEC with Dean Hossein Haj-Harriri as its chief patron. This presentation give a quick overview of the CEC.

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UofSC College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) - Dean's review

  1. 1. WELCOME FROM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING @ UofSC TO THE ATTENDEES IN THE 2020 WORKSHOP ON COLLABORATIVE ASSISTANTS FOR SOCIETY (CASY) HOSSEIN HAJ-HARIRI, DEAN OCTOBER 16, 2020
  2. 2. University of South Carolina • Founded in 1801, USC is a comprehensive public university • Public, historic, comprehensive • Carnegie R1 • 1 of 32 public universities with both Research and Community Engagement designations • 5th Fastest Growing State in Manufacturing in the US
  3. 3. OUR PEOPLE
  4. 4. PROF. JOHN MONNIER, NAE ‘17 (CHEMICAL ENGINEERING)
  5. 5. PROF. MICHAEL SUTTON, NAE ‘20 (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)
  6. 6. PROF. KENNETH REIFSNIDER, NAE ‘04 (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)
  7. 7. PROF. AMIT SHETH FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF USC AI INSTITUTE
  8. 8. NRC RANKINGS
  9. 9. SAMPLE UNIVERSITY-WIDE AI COLLABORATIONS • College of Pharmacy • (South Carolina Colon Cancer Prevention Network): early onset of colorectal cancer • College of Arts and Sciences • recovery and resilience from natural disasters (with Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute), misinformation and radicalization (with the Institute of Mind and Brain) • School of Journalism and Mass Communications • social media insights and harassment of journalists (with Social Media Insights Lab) • College of Education • using chatbots (virtual agents) for the health of school children through nutrition monitoring and guidance • School of Medicine and College of Nursing • personalized digital health (asthma and obesity in children and adults) and health chatbots • Arnold School of Public Health • brain imaging (with Aging Brain Cohort and Aphasia Laboratory), identification and management of mental health including depression and suicide ideation
  10. 10. CEC – Shape and Size • 3250+ undergraduate students • 590+ graduate students • 130/37 TTT/NTT fac • +36 TTT/+35 NTT • $31M research awards (FY20) • $17M YTD FY21 • Major initiatives: • DoD, DoE, NASA • New Programs • Aerospace Engineering • Tech Innov & Entrepreneurial Engineering (MS)
  11. 11. RESEARCH STRENGTHS • Advanced Manufacturing • Advanced Structural and Energetic Materials (NASA ULI) • Applied Artificial Intelligence • Energy Storage, Generation and Distribution (ONR, SRNL) • LPI/LPD Communication, Computational Robotics (NASA ULI) • Transformative Health Care • Smart Infrastructure; NDE, Predictive Maintenance
  12. 12. ‘Atoms to Aircraft to Spacecraft’
  13. 13. Thank You

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