Are you looking for collaborators to explore applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in your research? Are you currently conducting AI/ML research and looking for applications of your research? Then join AI/ML researchers who are members of the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) at the AI/ML Speed Networking event to explore the possibilities! Speed Networking is designed to help you meet new collaborators and brainstorm novel ideas leading to potential new avenues for your research and funding portfolio.


Artificial intelligence is poised to change the way research is conducted in the coming years. Not only will AI/ML influence research, it will affect the very fabric of everyday life. For example, Stanford’s One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, says that the following major areas will be transformed via AI by 2030: 1) transportation, 2) home/service robots, 3) healthcare, 4) education, 5) low-resource communities, 6) public safety and security, 7) employment and workplace, and 8) entertainment. The speed networking event will help you explore possibilities for the application of AI/ML in addressing many of the coming societal changes due to AI.

Event Details

You are invited to participate in a speed networking event to meet others interested in utilizing AI/ML on Friday, October 18 from 2pm-4:30pm in 104 IATL. The afternoon’s agenda follows:

  • 2:00pm-2:15pm: Introduction
  • 2:15pm-4:00pm: Speed Networking
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Mix and Mingle (appetizers and refreshments provided)

Target Audience

Researchers from all disciplines interested in utilizing AI/ML to advance research


The AI/ML Speed Networking event aims to achieve the following:

  • Brainstorm potential multidisciplinary research collaborations
  • Identify potential research partnerships
  • Identify potential funding sources for AI/ML research


Please click here to complete the registration survey.  Registration deadline for this event is Friday, October 11. 
Note: Due to the highly structured nature of speed networking, it is required that participants remain for the entire duration of the speed networking portion of the event.  Also, please note that registration will be capped at 15 (AI/ML researchers) and 15 (non-AI/ML researchers) and the event will start promptly at 2:00pm.

Registration survey questions include:

  • Demographic information
  • What is your interest in AI/ML?
  • What expertise are you looking for in a collaborator?
  • What expertise can you offer a collaborator?
  • Upload a headshot and a biosketch (NSF or NIH format)

Funding Opportunities

Internal (through IIAI)

External (Funding results from Pivot)


Sponsored by the OVPR Research Development Office and the Iowa Initiative for Artificial Intelligence