Future of AI lands at OSU with new NSF institutes

Cynthia Bent Findlay
For Columbus CEO
Ohio State University professor Dhabaleswar D.K. Panda leads the AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE).

Ohio State University is now home to two new research institutes aimed at advancing the United States’ artificial intelligence capacity.

The institutes are part of a $220 million initiative funding 11 new National Science Foundation-led National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes. This builds on a first round of seven AI institutes totaling $140 million that were funded in 2020.

The NSF is working to build a strong domestic AI research and development ecosystem to foster innovation across industries, encouraging public/partnerships in research, commercialization and workforce education.

The AI Institute for Intelligent Cyberinfrastructure with Computational Learning in the Environment (ICICLE) will concentrate on the next generation of cyberinfrastructure and is led by OSU professor Dhabaleswar Panda.

Ohio State University professor Ness Shroff leads the AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE)

The AI Institute for Future Edge Networks and Distributed Intelligence (AI-EDGE) will focus on advancing AI innovation throughout mobile and stationary devices, wireless and wired access, and computing and data servers. It is led by OSU professor Ness Shroff.

Cynthia Bent Findlay is a freelance writer.