When people hear the words “national security,” their minds might quickly go to three-initialed agencies, clandestine operations, and men in dark suits wearing earpieces. But Damon Woodard, Ph.D., director of the Florida Institute for National Security (FINS) at the University of Florida, envisions something different: jobs and research.
A groundbreaking project to build an interdisciplinary team and infrastructure to enable AI-Powered Athletics at UF is part of a $2.5 million project funded through President Ben Sasse’s Strategic Research Initiatives.
University of Florida faculty members with a wide range of expertise in space-related research are coming together to form the UF Space Mission Institute, with $2.5 million in support from UF President Ben Sasse’s strategic funding initiative.
University of Florida faculty and students will help advance the field of industrialized construction engineering with $2.5 million in strategic funding from the office of UF President Ben Sasse.
A space institute designed to expand exploration of the cosmos, a project to improve construction through robotic automation and AI, an initiative to propel the university to global prominence in sports performance, and an effort to improve agriculture and environmental sustainability are among four new initiatives receiving strategic funding at the University of Florida.
Researchers at the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering have received a strategic funding award for a project called Leveraging the Power of Large Language Models.
A large language model-based software tool for leveraging the capabilities of UF’s HiPerGator supercomputer and an investment in space for cutting-edge science collaborations are among seven new projects receiving strategic funding at the University of Florida.