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About AI@NU

AI@NU is a community of researchers, educators, and students across Northwestern advancing artificial intelligence in theory and practice.


Through interdisciplinary collaborations and innovative AI endeavors within many fields, we advance ethical, visionary research and pedagogy that empowers individuals, organizations, and society.


We stimulate conversation, foster connections, and cultivate opportunities to develop and evolve Northwestern as a local, national, and international hub for AI expertise.

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Setting ourselves apart

200+faculty actively engaged in AI work

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8Northwestern schools are engaged in AI work

Feinberg, Kellogg, McCormick, Weinberg, Pritzker, Medill, SESP, and Communication

11educational programs

undergraduate and graduate study as well as professional and executive education

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What we do

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Research & Applications

Research & Applications

Work related to artificial intelligence (AI) at Northwestern includes research in core areas, but reaches far beyond. We take a 360 degree view by applying AI to diverse and interdisciplinary fields, developing new applications using AI, studying the impact that AI has on society, and educating the next generation in the creation and use of AI.

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View current collaborations at Northwestern — including many through our centers and institutes — and learn how you can partner with us.

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Explore how we educate the next generation in the theory, practice, and impact of AI through undergraduate and graduate programs along with programs for professionals and executives.

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News & Events


Building Mentoring Relationships and Peer Networks at CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshops

The annual Computing Research Association (CRA) Widening Participation (WP) Grad Cohort for Women and Grad Cohort for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (IDEALS) workshops provide an opportunity for women, historically underrepresented groups, and people with disabilities in the early stages of their graduate studies in computing to build mentoring relationships and develop peer networks.

AI Tool Instantly Assesses Self-Harm Risk

A new assessment tool that leverages powerful artificial intelligence was able to predict whether participants exhibited suicidal thoughts and behaviors using a quick and simple combination of variables.

Computer Scientist Shares Enlightening Journey to See the ‘Value in Expression’

Haoqi Zhang wants other computer scientists, including researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) and human-computer interaction (HCI), to examine their thinking from a consequentialist point of view (which judges actions solely by their consequences, i.e. goal-reaching methods) to also incorporate a dialectical mindset (which emphasizes the inherent value of an activity, e.g. being a good friend).


FoundHer Stories | A Fireside Chat with Nishita Deka

August 9
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Python Fundamentals Bootcamp (In-Person)

September 16
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Python Fundamentals Bootcamp (In-Person)

September 17
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Python Fundamentals Bootcamp (In-Person)

September 18
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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