By connecting the minds of Surrey's three faculties, (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) we are bringing together domain experts to work alongside those advancing fundamental AI theory. With this unique eco-system, we are enabling co-creation and inclusivity where Surrey's wealth of knowledge and excellence will help shape the generation of people-centred AI research, training and innovation.
AI at Surrey has a thriving multi-disciplinary network of over 300 researchers across the University from over 20 groups spanning fundamental AI theory through to applications in health, nutrition, language, security, education, entertainment, finance, business, law, ethics, understanding and regulation of AI and autonomous decision-making systems.
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A wealth of interdisciplinary expertise
The executive leadership team of the new Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI, contains representation from across all faculties of the University and is responsible for implementing and evolving the Institute’s strategy to establish a leading international centre of excellence in people-centred AI research, training and innovation, and its application for the benefit of society.
I am honoured to be appointed as the Founding Director of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI. This is an exciting and timely opportunity building on Surrey’s research strengths in AI together with leading domain expertise. Over the next decade, AI will have a profound impact on the way we live, work and play, the new pan-university institute will put people at the heart of AI to ensure that future AI enabled technologies are of benefit to us all.Professor Adrian Hilton, Founding Director of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI
The leadership team are key advocates for the Institute, creating a culture of responsible, inclusive and open AI-domain research in collaboration with key stakeholders including industry, public sector, government and funding bodies. The team is responsible for leading and growing Surrey’s culture of pan-university collaboration on AI research, teaching and innovation inspiring colleagues to actively engage with the activities of the AI Institute.
Professor Adrian Hilton
Founding Director of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI
Professor Adrian Hilton is the director of the Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing and the founding director of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI.
The co-directors bring a wealth of experience with them.
Professor Sabine Braun
Professor of Translation Studies, Director of the Centre for Translation Studies, Co-Director (FASS) of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred Artificial Intelligence
Professor Braun’s leadership in the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS), which focuses on human-machine integration in translation and interpreting and has become highly interdisciplinary, housing staff with expertise in natural language processing, computer science, sociology and healthcare communication.
Professor Inga Prokopenko
Professor e-One Health and Head of Statistical Multi-Omics
Professor Prokopenko has than 20 years expertise in working with increasingly large and highly dimensional datasets from omics technologies such as the LongITools project.
Professor Yi-Zhe Song
Professor of Computer Vision and Machine Learning; Programme Lead of MSc in Artificial Intelligence
Yi-Zhe Song leads the SketchX lab, a world-leading research group on computer vision and machine learning. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), the world's top-ranked AI journal in terms of impact factor (16.389). He established the flagship MSc AI programme at Surrey, currently hosting 100+ students, and acts as the Turing Liaison (Academic) to the Alan Turing Institute.
Strategy and Innovation
Director of Strategy and Operations of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI
Eli is responsible for the institute's strategy development and implementation of all non-academic activities, as well as leading the operational initiatives necessary to establish an open and inclusive cross-disciplinary people-centred AI focus in research, training and innovation. These include; communications, transformation projects, pan-University collaboration, culture change, and people and financial management for the Institute.
Dr Andrew Rogoyski
Director of Partnerships and Innovation of the Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI
Andrew is responsible for creating strategic relationships with external organisations, knowledge exchange, intellectual property management and business incubation within the Institute.
Dr Adam Mahdi
Senior Lecturer in AI and Health Data Analytics
Dr Muhammad Rana
Senior Lecturer in Trustworthy and Responsible AI. Leaading the research on foundation models and self-supervised learning
We are building a nationally unique capability connecting all parts of the University to focus on AI in practice. This is a genuinely exciting endeavour and it is heartening to see our University in action – aligning our existing major strengths to take the next step. I am sure we will see this Institute make many great discoveries and innovations.Professor G Q Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor
Research centres and groups
Explore the cross disciplinary network of researchers from centres and groups across the University working in artificial intelligence.