News

UF to Begin Construction on Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology

The University of Florida began construction on the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a 263,000-square-foot academic building located in the heart of UF’s main campus that will connect students and researchers from across disciplines and create a hub for advances in computing, communication and cyber-technologies with the potential for profound societal impact.

The building, anchored by a gift from UF alumnus Chris Malachowsky as well as funding from the state, 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. Malachowsky, alongside Silicon Valley computer company NVIDIA, which he co-founded, is a key partner for UF in the artificial intelligence space, including the university’s initiative to integrate AI across curriculum. The building is slated for completion around April 2023.

“The fields of artificial intelligence and data science are of central importance in building a better world,” Malachowsky said. “I’m honored to further UF’s world-class capabilities in these areas, which it can share with current and future students, equipping them with the skills to do important, even life-changing work.”

Full Story on news.ufl.eduNews

More AI News at Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Ruzycki Leads UF’s Push to Prepare Florida’s Students and Teachers for the Future of AI
Nancy Ruzycki, Ph.D., instructional associate professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, is leading multiple K-12 engineering education initiatives to develop the teachers and …

Confounding Pirates and Trojan Horses: AI Gatekeepers at UF Provide Innovative Tool for Industries Looking to Shut Down Bad Actors
Damon Woodard, Ph.D., director of the Florida Institute for National Security and associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a $1.2M research effort to us …

Vobile Locates in Gainesville Innovation District Solidifying Collaboration with the University of Florida
Vobile, the worldwide leading Software-as-a-Service provider in digital content protection and monetization, announced on April 21 the opening of a new R&D and Operations Center in Gainesville, FL …

Vehicles Equipped with On-Board Technology Increase Driver Awareness and Safety
A University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI) study funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) found that advanced communication technologies and vehicle on-board units (OBUs) …

Gainesville’s Autonomous Shuttle Now Communicates with Traffic Lights
On any given day, Gainesville’s Autonomous Shuttle (AV) can be seen driving around city streets. AV shuttle corridors across the country are mostly designed without traffic lights, or the shuttles are …

UF Announces Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative Center
In its latest step to promote artificial intelligence (AI) and data science and integrate AI across the curriculum, the University of Florida will create an Artificial Intelligence Academic Initiative …

Engineering Alum One of Four ‘Game-Changers’ Elected to University of Florida’s Academy of Golden Gators
Chris Malachowsky (BSEE '80), NVIDIA Corp. co-founder and a leading force behind the university’s ambitious initiative to become “America’s A.I. University,” is one of the 2022 honorees in the Un …

Using Shark Teeth to Teach AI
A team from the University of Florida’s Thompson Earth Systems Institute (TESI), the College of Education and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering will partner with the Calvert Marine Museum in …

The Fall and Rise of Damon Woodard, ECE Associate Professor
How Damon Woodard, Ph.D., rose from being a high school dropout to become the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Notre Dame is a testament to the people who believed i …

UF and IBM Team Up to Solve Society’s Biggest Challenges
The University of Florida announced a new collaboration with tech giant IBM to launch a comprehensive skills program designed to extend UF’s vision to be an international leader in artificial intellig …

All AI News »