Press Release – U of T Engineering to launch new AI research centre

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly part of our daily lives, with applications from voice-activated assistants to self-driving cars — and its influence continues to grow. A new multidisciplinary research centre created at U of T Engineering will leverage the power of AI to address challenges in a wide range of fields, including human health, sustainability and advanced manufacturing.

The new Centre for Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Engineering (CARTE) was approved by Faculty Council earlier this month and will launch July 1, 2019. It brings together more than 30 professors with expertise in optimization, analytics and AI, as well as diverse domains such as energy, transportation and life sciences.

“Our focus will be applying analytics and AI to practical challenges,” said Professor Timothy Chan (MIE), who has been appointed the inaugural director of CARTE. “We are fostering collaborations between researchers who study analytics and AI directly and people in other areas where AI could be a useful tool.”

Full article at: U of T Engineering News