Artificial Intelligence in Alabama Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence
in Alabama Higher Education

March 1, 2024

Hosted by The University of Alabama in Huntsville

The Artificial Intelligence in Alabama Higher Education Conference, hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville, brought together 235 university leaders, faculty, researchers, practitioners, and students from Alabama’s higher education institutions as well as industry and business partners to discuss the AI landscape evolving across our state. Sessions focused on AI in teaching and learning, AI-driven research and innovation, and other future changes in AI across key industries in Alabama.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Pendse has extensive experience as a successful and collaborative university leader, serving in executive roles at the University of Michigan, Brown University, Wichita State University and elsewhere. He has also been a professor, researcher, teacher and advisor to students. His successes include securing more than $21 million in external research grants, developing innovative university courses, earning teaching awards, and publishing numerous scholarly articles and papers co-authored by students. In addition, he was invited to testify before the 114th Congress (2015-2017) on protecting sensitive data. Dr. Pendse holds a B.S. in electronics and communication engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Wichita State University. Dr. Pendse currently serves as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Michigan.

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