ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE moving medicine forward

The University of Florida is making artificial intelligence the centerpiece of a major, long-term initiative that is combining world-class research infrastructure, cutting-edge research, and a transformational approach to curriculum. At the College of Medicine, teams are harnessing AI on many fronts. Clinician-scientists are developing AI-enabled systems to guide perioperative and acute care decision-making, such as pervasive sensing and remote monitoring to diagnose and treat complex conditions in the ICU. Data scientists are working to solve big data problems to spur data-driven medicine. Basic scientists are advancing AI-enhanced methods for analyzing molecular data — all to answer questions that will drive us to improve health outcomes and patient care.

Fueling the future

Florida creates pathways to artificial intelligence

A new era of academic pursuit has emerged at the University of Florida. Students and faculty are now able to apply AI across every discipline, putting the university at the center of creating a future that is data-based but human-inspired.

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Jiang Bian

Jiang Bian Ph.D.

Professor & Chief Data Scientist, UF Health
Azra Bihorac

Azra Bihorac M.D., MS FCCM, FASN

Senior Associate Dean For Research Affairs At The University Of Florida College Of Medicine; Professor Of Medicine, Surgery And Anesthesiology; Director, Intelligent Critical Care Center
Robert Donnell
Department: MD-UROLOGY

Robert Donnell MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Assistant Dean Informatics
Benjamin Shickel

Benjamin Shickel

Assistant Professor
Feifei Xiao

Feifei Xiao

Associate Professor
Jie Xu

Jie Xu Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Jiang Bian, Ph.D.

Jiang Bian, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of health outcomes and bioinformatics and the 2021 Basic Science Research Award winner, discusses his work on artificial intelligence and machine learning in patient care.

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AI opportunities in health care

Join our faculty

New faculty will join a multi-college network of investigators harnessing AI to benefit science and health in exciting new ways. UF Health is strengthening infrastructure and augmenting expertise to expand AI research, applications and training in health care delivery, biomedical discovery, and public and population health.

Featured Event

Learn about AI's role in medicine at UF Medicine's upcoming conference

The University of Florida’s inaugural AI4Health: Improving Health through Artificial Intelligence conference will explore how AI-enabled discoveries will change clinical practice and improve patients’ health.  Registration is now open for the three-day event, which will take place at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resorts in Orlando on April 20-22. Virtual options available.

Graphic that reads AI4Health: Improving health through artificial intelligence. April 20-22, 2023. Disney's Yacht & Beach Club resorts. Orlando, Florida.



Artificial intelligence is more than just the next wave of high-tech. It is transforming nearly every sector of the economy. Using AI to analyze massive amounts of data has dramatically affected communications, accounting, finance, transportation, medicine, agriculture and more.

The University of Florida is making artificial intelligence the centerpiece of a major, long-term initiative that is combining world-class research infrastructure, cutting-edge research, and a transformational approach to curriculum. Its depth is making the university a leader in AI research and development; its breadth will make sure every UF student develops a basic competency in AI regardless of their field of study.

Health care delivery

AI-enhanced health care decision-making and precision health.

Biomedical discovery

AI-fueled development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.

Public and population health

AI-powered modeling and surveillance of health determinants.

project spotlight

AI in medical education

Patrick Tighe, M.D., Francois Modave, Ph.D., and Chris Giordano, M.D., discuss the origin of AI being implemented into the medical education curriculum at UF.

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campus spotlight

Malachowsky Hall for Data Science and Information Technology

Construction has begun on Malachowsky Hall, a 263,000-square-foot academic building that will serve as a hub that connects students and researchers across disciplines.

Set to open in Spring 2023, Malachowsky Hall will provide collaboration space and will focus on the application of computing, communication and cyber technologies to a broad spectrum of areas including health care, pharmacology, security, technology development and fundamental science.

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