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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.

If you are interested in a particular area or for general enquiries email us.

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.

Professional Services

Carolina Linberg

Carolina Lindberg

Administration Officer


Juanita West

Comms Officer


Megan Myers

EA to PAI Directors

Sylwia Wlodyk

Sylwia Wodyk

AI Training Manager (online)

Academic staff

Gustavo Carneiro

Prof. Gustavo Carneiro

Professor of AI and Machine Learning

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Dr Ayse Demirkan

Senior Lecturer in AI Multiomics for Health and Wellbeing

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Dr Anjan Dutta

Lecturer in People-Centred AI

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Dr Mikolaj Firlej

Lecturer in AI and Regulation

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Dr Yulia Gryaditskaya

Lecturer in People Centred Artificial Intelligence

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Dr Bahareh Heravi

Reader in AI and Media

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Dr Diptesh Kanojia

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence for Natural Language Processing

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Dr Erin Ling

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

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Benita Rose Mathew

Lecturer in AI and Fintech

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Dr Muhammad Rana

Senior Lecturer in Trustworthy and Responsible AI. Leaading the research on foundation models and self-supervised learning

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Dr Erick Sperandio Nascimento

Associate Professor (Reader) in AI for Clean Air and Programme Lead of AI and Sustainability

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Dr Alireza Tamaddoni Nezhad

Lead for Trustworthy AI and Sustainable AI

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Dr Xiatian Zhu

Senior Lecturer in People-Centred AI

Surrey Future Fellows

The Surrey Future Fellows scheme is dedicated to identifying and empowering the upcoming generation of research leaders within the University. Through this initiative, individuals are provided with essential support to initiate and guide innovative research projects that align with the University's growth strategy.

In this academic track role, the initial three years are primarily research-focused, while offering the potential for subsequent appointments to permanent academic positions or external fellowships. Notably, the University has already appointed a total of 30 fellows, with six of them holding joint appointments at the AI Institute.

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Dr Sara Ahmed

Surrey Future Fellow

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Dr Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh

Surrey Future Fellow in Designing AI for Home Wellbeing, Surrey AI Fellow

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Dr Richard Green

Surrey Future Fellow

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Dr Bingxin Lu

Surrey Future Fellow

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Dr Klara Wanelik

Surrey Future Fellow

Research centres and groups

Explore the cross disciplinary network of researchers from centres and groups across the University working in artificial intelligence.

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