AI@RIT Summit 2022

Discovering and Harnessing the Breadth and Depth of Artificial Intelligence at RIT

The RIT Artificial Intelligence Summit will be held on campus on October 6-7, 2022 in MAGIC Spell Studios. Abstract contributions have been prepared from graduate and undergraduate students, staff, researchers and faculty whose research, teaching or activities involve any aspects of artificial intelligence in the widest sense of the word. The summit will be held over two days, with the first day dedicated to tutorials for those who want to know more about AI, while the second day will feature keynote speakers, poster presentations, demos and panel discussions.

Presentations and Discussions

All abstracts submitted and accepted for the summit have been confirmed as contributions to the poster session. Thanks to the time convenience of poster presentations, the vast majority of submissions have been assigned to the poster presentation modality.

Instruction for Presenters

When you arrive, please head to the check-in tables located in MAGIC’s atrium between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to get your space assignment. Easels for the poster session will be set around MAGIC, and you will be assigned a number at check-in which will correspond to a specific location on our sound stage or in the MAGIC atrium. Posters must be produced using thick card stock or poster board (to stand on their own) and be 11”-24” wide and no taller than 36.

We do not have poster printing services at MAGIC, so please consult your home department for access to the HUB or other campus resources. The poster session is taking place from 1-2:30 p.m. and we ask that you be available for that duration.

The main contact for the session is Eva Sarachan-Dubay from the MAGIC team. If you have any questions or concerns, please email her directly.”

It is important to note that all poster presenters are expected to be present in the poster room throughout the poster session, for the obvious reason that they need to answer questions from the attendees of the summit.

Due to time constraints, only a few submissions have been slated to be delivered in the form of oral presentations.

For this year’s summit, the oral presentations will be the plenary lectures delivered by our keynote speakers.

All the submissions deemed appropriate for it have been assigned to the visual demonstration presentation modality. Given the importance of providing the attendees with a deep appreciation of artificial intelligence, these visual demonstrations are of great importance.

Demonstration presenters will have recorded a short 2-3 minutes video presentation of their work (presenters, please contact Dr. Flip Phillips if you have not done so already). The demonstrations will be projected on the big screen of the poster venue. This is particularly of interest to those who are out of town but will still have their work featured at the summit.

The keynote speakers will be featured on Friday, October 7.

Keynote lecture 1
Dr. Cecilia Alm, Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Humans in Artificial Intelligence: Human-centered AI and Preparing the AI Workforce

Keynote lecture 2
Dr. Linwei Wang, Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Challenges and Opportunities in Health-AI

Theme
Artificial Intelligence at RIT (AI@RIT): Past, Present and Future

Moderators
Dr. Pengcheng Shi, Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Dr. Andreas Savakis, Professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Panelists
Dr. Alexander Ororbia, Assistant Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Dr. Gregory Babbitt, Associate Professor, College of Science
Dr. Andres Kwasinski, Professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Dr. Jason Nordhaus, Associate Professor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Dr. Flip Phillips, Professor, Motion Picture Science and Imaging Science
Dr. Ernest Fokoue, Professor, College of Science

The first half-day will feature tutorials in the afternoon aimed at providing our attendees with some of the fundamentals of artificial intelligence in the broadest sense of the word. All those interested in attending the tutorials must register.

All these tutorials will be held on Thursday, October 6th, 2022 from 1:30pm to 4:30 pm.

Tutorial 1
Dr. Ernest Fokoue, Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science
Discovering some of the Fundamental Building Blocks of Artificial Intelligence via Statistical Recognition of Speaker Accent

Tutorial 2
Dr. Qi Yu, Professor, School of Information, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Building Integrated Human-Machine Intelligence Through Human-In-The-Loop Learning

Tutorial 3
Dr. Alexander Ororbia, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Brain-Inspired Computing: Towards Neurobiologically-Grounded Credit Assignment

Program

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Tutorials

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Dr. Ernest Fokoue, Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Discovering some of the Fundamental Building Blocks of Artificial Intelligence via Statistical Recognition of Speaker Accent

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Dr. Qi Yu, Professor
School of Information
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Building Integrated Human-Machine Intelligence Through Human-In-The-Loop Learning

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Dr. Alexander Ororbia, Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Brain-Inspired Computing: Towards Neurobiologically-Grounded Credit Assignment

 

Friday, October 7, 2022

9-9:30 a.m.

Arrival and registration

9:30-10 a.m.

Welcome speech by
Provost Ellen Granberg

Remarks by Organizing Committee
Dr. Pengcheng Shi, Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Dr. Andreas Savakis, Professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

10-11 a.m.

Keynote lecture by
Dr. Cecilia Alm, Professor
College of Liberal Arts

Humans in Artificial Intelligence: Human-centered AI and Preparing the AI Workforce

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Keynote lecture by
Dr. Linwei Wang
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Challenges and Opportunities in Health-AI

12-1 p.m.

Lunch and social

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Opportunity and invitation to poster presenters to set up their posters

1-2:30 p.m.

Poster session (featuring both posters and a few demonstrations on the big screen)

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Panel discussion
Artificial Intelligence at RIT (AI@RIT): Past, Present and Future

Moderators:
Dr. Pengcheng Shi, Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Dr. Andreas Savakis, Professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Panelists:
Dr. Alexander Ororbia, Assistant Professor, Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Dr. Gregory Babbitt, Associate Professor, College of Science
Dr. Andres Kwasinski, Professor, Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Dr. Jason Nordhaus, Associate Professor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Dr. Flip Phillips, Professor, Motion Picture Science and Imaging Science
Dr. Ernest Fokoue, Professor, College of Science

3:30-4 p.m.

Questions and answers related to the panel discussion

4 p.m.

Closing remarks

Proceedings of the RIT Artificial Intelligence Summit

All the contributed abstracts will be entered into the Proceedings of the RIT Artificial Intelligence Summit, a volume intended to serve as a reference revealing the breadth and depth of artificial intelligence at RIT.

The summit is NOT seeking original unpublished articles, but instead a sharing of the substance of already published work or work in progress. It is therefore safe and even desirable to contribute abstracts of your work in artificial intelligence

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 21, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: September 26, 2022
  • Registration deadline: September 28, 2022
  • Summit dates: October 6 - 7, 2022

Registration

The deadline for registration has passed. Thank you for your interest in joining us!

Call for Abstracts

In the spirit of the theme for the summit, which is “Discovering and Harnessing the Breadth and Depth of Artificial Intelligence at RIT,” abstract contributions are welcome from all aspects of artificial intelligence, namely:

  • Applications
  • Computation
  • Methodology
  • Theory

Ideally, the organizing committee and the technical committee are keenly interested in gathering all the bits and parts of artificial intelligence currently present on our campus. The ultimate goal is to help shape a university-wide strategic vision that will give RIT the power to have a local, regional, national and international impact on the rapidly growing field of artificial intelligence. To that end, contributions and active participations are encouraged from all the colleges and parts of our university.

Incentives for participation

  • Get to know potential research collaborators in AI from across the RIT campus
  • Showcase your work and contribute to the proceedings
  • Learn from colleagues and specialists
  • Have loads of fun hanging out with colleagues interested in AI

Abstract Submission

The deadline for submitting an abstract has passed. Thank you for your interest in presenting!

 

List of accepted contributions

  • 92 posters (posters and demonstrations)
  • 3 tutorials
  • 2 keynote lectures
  • 1 panel discussion

Organizing Committee

Ryne Raffaelle
Vice President for Research
VP for Research Office
Research
Pengcheng Shi
Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship/PhD Program Director
Department of Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D.
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Cecilia Alm
Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Cathy Hain
Associate Vice President University Advancement
Development
University Advancement
David Long
Director of RIT MAGIC Center
MAGIC Center
Research

Technical Committee

Ernest Fokoue
Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science
Xumin Liu
Professor
Department of Computer Science
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Jason Nordhaus
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Andres Kwasinski
Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Flip Phillips
Professor
School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design
Rui Li
Assistant Professor
Department of Computing and Information Sciences Ph.D.
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Bharat Bhole
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts