The New Science of Digital Transformation

The Digital Transformation Institute is a research consortium dedicated to accelerating the benefits of artificial intelligence for business, government, and society.

The institute engages the world’s leading scientists to conduct research and train practitioners in the Science of Digital Transformation, which operates at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, internet of things, big data analytics, organizational behavior, public policy, and ethics.

Established in March 2020, the DTI consortium consists of C3 AI, Microsoft Corporation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Princeton University, Stanford University, and University of Chicago. The Institute is jointly managed and hosted by University of California, Berkeley and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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COVID Project Aids Drug-Resistant Bacteria Fight
May 25, 2023 DTI COVID Co-PIs Regina Barzilay and Tommi Jaakkola, both professors of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were part of a team using AI to discover a drug that could help combat drug-resistant infections. The machine-learning algorithm identified a compound that kills Acinetobacter baumannii, a bacterium […]
Quest for ethical algorithms in medical imaging
June 8, 2023 The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBB) interviews Maryellen Giger, University of Chicago professor of radiology and lead contact researcher of the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC), an NIBIB-funded data repository that was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interview, Giger describes how the pandemic created “an […]
Amato Awarded Inaugural Robotics Medal
June 1, 2023 DTI COVID-19 PI Nancy Amato, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was awarded the Inaugural Robotics Medal from MassRobotics, a nonprofit innovation hub based in Boston. Amato was awarded for her contributions to the field, notably for research […]
Berkeley, KTH MoU expands opportunities
May 10, 2023 A new five-year agreement brings two leading American and Swedish universities together even closer to address some of the most pressing technological challenges facing the U.S. and Europe. University of California, Berkeley and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden met in Berkeley on May 10 to sign a memorandum of understanding […]
Do We Trust A.I. to Make the Right Decisions?
May 3, 2023 Chicago Booth Review: DTI COVID-19 researcher Sendhil Mullainathan, professor at the University of Chicago and faculty director of Chicago Booth’s Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence, appears among a panel of experts discussing human discretion, bias, and AI on this UChicago podcast. Says Mullainathan, “When we think about whether AI will promote […]
Meet the Autonomous Lab of the Future
April 17, 2023 Berkeley Lab: DTI COVIDScholar PI and UC Berkeley Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Gerbrand Cedar is the principal investigator at the Berkeley Lab’s groundbreaking A-Lab, a new kind of automated lab that uses robots guided by artificial intelligence. The system at A-Lab is designed as a “closed-loop,” where decision-making is […]
Internet Equity Starts With Quality Data
April 12, 2023 DTI cybersecurity PI Nick Feamster, Neubauer Professor of Computer Science, Data Science Institute Research Director, and Network Operations and Internet Security Lab Director at the University of Chicago, is featured on the Light Reading podcast, discussing the Internet Equity Initiative he launched last spring to address the digital divide. Listen here.
When Will Cars be Fully Self-Driving?
April 10, 2023 Wall Street Journal: The technology isn’t anywhere near where it needs to be to replace human drivers, says this WSJ report. Three experts weigh in on what the future holds for autonomous vehicles, including DTI cybersecurity PI Alexandre M. Bayen, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and at the […]
Remodeling lung transplant system with data and AI
April 1, 2023 MIT Sloan School of Management News: DTI COVIDAnalytics PI and MIT Sloan Professor Dimitris Bertsimas is now helping redesign the national lung transplant allocation system using data analytics and artificial intelligence. As of March 9, 2023, all donated lungs across the US are allocated based on a new policy, developed with […]

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