The Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Colby is the first cross-disciplinary institute for artificial intelligence (AI) at a liberal arts college. The Institute facilitates interdisciplinary, human-centered scholarship using rich datasets with real-world consequences and prepares students for a future where AI is transforming industries, careers, and modes of discovery, creativity, and scholarship. AI shapes all our lives; we should all be informed, critical AI tool users and tool builders.
Colby is hiring an interdisciplinary AI-related cluster of four faculty members and two postdoctoral associates over the next two years. These include 2022-23 searches for scholars of Environmental AI, Philosophy of AI, and a postdoctoral associate or visiting assistant professor in computer science or a related field. Faculty at Colby have numerous opportunities to collaborate on research and teaching related to AI; currently there are faculty pursuing AI-related scholarship in geology, anthropology, music, physics, economics, East Asian studies and computer science.
Professor Ying Li recently published a paper at IEEE ICCCN 2022, a prestigious and selective conference in the network and communication field. “Energy-Aware Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning for Collaborative Execution in Mission-Oriented Drone Networks” is a collaboration with students Changling Li ’22, Jiyao Chen ’22 and Christine Roinou.
Dr. Michael Donihue was awarded a Davis AI curriculum development grant to redesign his forecasting seminar. He and his students compared atheoretic machine learning methods and structural econometric modeling for the purposes of forecasting and policy analysis. A summary of their work can be found in the 2022 Colby Economic Outlook: An AI Approach.
In collaboration with Dataiku, an event to use a state-of-the-art data platform to manipulate local, real world data from Colby Biology professor Thom Klepach. NO CODING REQUIRED! Prizes and food! For more information email [email protected]
Featuring art created by DALL-E mini and Colby students. An exhibit showcasing art with an environmental theme created by AI. Join us in celebrating the creativity of our students. Food and drinks!