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The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute for Science and Engineering (AIRISE) promotes Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, education, workforce development, and industry collaboration at Clemson University and focuses on preparing our students, educators, and researchers for the global challenges ahead.

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Prepare for Global Challenges

Artificial intelligence bolsters both the economy and national security. AIRISE helps prepare Clemson to compete for research grants at a federal level by combining resources with a global focus.

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AIRISE facilitates cross-discipline AI education at both the undergraduate and graduate level by providing AI courses that are accessible to learners from a wide range of science and engineering disciplines and research interests.

“AI is pervasive now, and we have to prepare our students for a different world,” said Mitch Shue, executive director of AIRISE. “Combining all of Clemson’s resources in one institute will help us recruit top students and faculty and better compete for federal grants that fund cutting-edge research.”

Integrate AI Research

Ongoing cutting-edge science and engineering research at Clemson University is enhanced by the inclusion of data garnered from Artificial Intelligence studies. AIRISE integrates the two in several key focus areas.

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Research Focus Areas

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomedical Data Science & Informatics
  • Materials Science
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Intelligent Transportation

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Clemson University researchers are developing new manufacturing technology that they said will help people do their jobs better and make their work more satisfying while creating new jobs in fields such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

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  • 90 FACULTY

    The Institute is comprised of faculty members with broad-reaching research, ranging from advanced manufacturing to healthcare.


    Over 30 disciplines are represented within the Institute, strengthening research, technology, and course offerings at Clemson University.

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Dr. Feng Luo

Luo is a professor in the School of Computing and the founder and director of AIRISE. He joined Clemson University in 2006. Prior to Clemson, Dr. Luo was a Post-doctoral senior research associate at the Department of Pathology of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His research interests are in machine learning/deep learning, bioinformatics, and big data analytics.

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Mitch Shue

Mitch Shue is a professor of practice in the School of Computing, and the executive director of AIRISE, leaving a long career in industry to join the faculty in 2019. Prior to Clemson, Professor Shue served as chief technology officer for Morningstar, a leading global provider of independent investment research and data, and was responsible for the company’s technology vision and execution strategy.

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Yin Yang

Dr. Yin Yang is an associate professor in the School of Computing at Clemson University and the associate director of Clemson's AI Research Institute for Science and Engineering (AIRISE). He joined Clemson in 2020. Prior to Clemson, he was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico. His research interests include computational methods for machine learning, computer graphics, vision, fabrication, robotics, autonomous driving.

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