The future of AI

Harnessing the power of human-AI collaboration

The true promise of AI lies at the intersection of humans and intelligent machines, helping each achieve what neither could alone and to transform society for the better. Northeastern’s Institute for Experiential AI advances this human-centered approach, enabling us to design, implement, and scale AI to help people reach greater productivity and creativity at work, lead healthier lives, and build stronger communities.

Research across a sweeping range of disciplines

  • Applied analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data and network science
  • Data visualization
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Genomics
  • Health data analytics
  • Law and ethics
  • Machine learning
  • Neuroscience
  • Precision medicine
  • Therapeutics discovery


We’re building tomorrow’s autonomous systems

To create AI-driven technologies that will work with and for people, not simply replace them, we’re expanding our expertise. Supported by a $50 million investment, the Institute for Experiential AI is recruiting 30 new tenure-track and research and teaching faculty, research scientists, and postdoctoral fellows.


Apply for an AI Research Postdoctoral Fellow

In response to the shortage of researchers trained in AI, Northeastern seeks postdoctoral candidates from computer science and other fields related to Artificial Intelligence. Last year, Northeastern launched a pioneering research and innovation hub in AI—one that will shape the way humans and machines collaborate. Led by Dr. Usama Fayyad, the Experiential AI Institute is built around the challenges and opportunities made possible by human-machine collaboration. During a two-year postdoctoral appointment, Experiential AI Postdoctoral Fellows will be mentored by members of Northeastern’s Experiential AI faculty or faculty from other colleges affiliated to the institute. Of particular interest is AI applied to cybersecurity, life sciences, healthcare informatics information retrieval, and responsible/ethical AI.


Upcoming Events

The next event in the Expeditions in Experiential AI series is a talk by Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Research Professor at the Institute for Experiential AI at Northeastern University on June 16. The seminar, titled ‘Ethics in AI: A Challenging Task’ will cover current and important topics such as discrimination (e.g., facial recognition, justice, sharing economy, language models), unfair digital commerce (e.g., exposure and popularity bias), regulation and our cognitive biases. Don’t miss it on June 16, 2021. Click here to learn more and register.