Fall 2020


In this issue of UCI Magazine, we focus on artificial intelligence, a forward-looking technology that researchers across UCI are actively seeking to improve and employ for the benefit of society in myriad ways. This magazine captures an eight-month period of flux, and yet, as Chancellor Howard Gillman wrote in his letter last issue, the university is not closed but actively continuing its mission of teaching, research and public service. We hope that you enjoy this in-depth coverage of “AI at UCI” – and perhaps a glimpse of brighter days ahead. *Some of the photos in this issue predate the pandemic, so practices such as social distancing and using face coverings had not yet been recommended by public health agencies.

Magazine Articles

In the Know

Students in the burgeoning AI@UCI Club form fast friendships while sharing knowledge and mentoring each other in the applications of artificial intelligence

Thinking Big

The Precision Health Through Artificial Intelligence Initiative uses leading-edge big-data approaches to advance the frontiers of medicine

Building Tomorrow’s AI: Smarter and Fairer

UCI researchers forge local and international partnerships to make artificial intelligence work better for actual people in real life

James Bullock

From the Sky Above to the Sea Below

UCI scientists use artificial intelligence to unravel some of nature’s mysteries