AI University Initiative

Modern society has entered a Fourth Industrial Revolution in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) has catalyzed stunning levels of technological development across virtually all industries. UF’s newest multidisciplinary initiative, the UF AI University Initiative — guided and supported by principal partners like NVIDIA and its co-founder Chris Malachowsky (B.S. UF ECE ’80) — will leverage the exceptional breadth and depth of resources contained within the university’s 16 colleges and serve as a national model for AI research, technological advancement and next-generation workforce training, ranging from K-12 through working professionals.

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Research Initiatives

At the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, we are shaping the future of the things that matter to you: personalized and affordable health care, resilient communities, security, the connected world, educating tomorrow's leaders, and building a vibrant economy. These are the initiatives that will get us there. Read More

Subject Matter Experts

Researchers at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering can help bring sound science, nuanced perspective and valuable context to your stories. Search a UF database by name or area of expertise. Read More


The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering’s Research Service Centers support and enhance the research, education, and public service missions of the University of Florida by providing access to characterization and process instrumentation. Expert staff provides the assistance and guidance necessary so that industry, faculty, and students get the most effective…... Read More

Centers & Institutes

With strategic initiatives spanning Health, Energy, Sustainability, Security, and Enabling Technologies, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has established these Institutes as university partners and resources to create opportunities for crossing boundaries and solving society’s most important problems. Read More

Florida Engineering Experiment Station

FLEXStation is building programs that will provide economic impact and workforce development to Florida companies, communities, and citizens, as well as development services to Florida industry to facilitate product and project development and technology commercialization. Read More

Faculty Research Resources

This is the website of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering's Office of Research and Facilities, which supports the college’s faculty, staff, and students in research efforts. Read More

Research & Innovation News

Hey Chatbot, Tell Me How Kids Can Learn About AI

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and College of Education have teamed up to host Camp DIALOGS, a project promoting equity in education — aimed at making AI and computer science more accessible to students in lower-income areas.

UF to Lead $7.5M NSF-Funded Project on Protecting Security of Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations

Computing has never been more important to our daily lives than it is today. Videoconferencing has become ubiquitous for almost the entire population and access to technology and virtual worlds have become a necessity for all rather than a privilege reserved for certain populations. However, throughout this rapid evolution in computing, it is increasingly apparent that the needs of marginalized …

UF Researchers Find Particles From Virus That Causes COVID to Expand Beyond Quarantine Spaces

Researchers at the University of Florida found that residential settings might be hotspots to spread SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, due to poor ventilation in homes and the relaxed usage of masks. As part of this study, researchers were also the first to demonstrate a viable, or infectious, virus on the surface of a cellphone.

Innovative Injectable Enzyme Crafted by UF Biomed Engineers Shows Promise for Liver Transplants

Ben Keselowsky Ph.D., professor, and Greg Hudalla, Ph.D., associate professor, both in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, are collaborating with UF College of Medicine researchers on a three-year, $2.6M R01 project funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) that will further develop a novel enzyme-based therapeutic that has shown early promise in the treatment of liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI).

University of Florida Surpasses $1B in Research Spending for First Time in 2022

University of Florida faculty surpassed $1 billion in research spending for the first time in 2022. Engineers in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering conducted $131.8 million in research on such things as the application of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity; predicting and mitigating hurricane damage; ensuring bridge and road safety; and addressing sea level rise.

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