Transformative Interdisciplinary Human+AI Research Group


A future of harmonious and productive human-AI coexistence that will positively transform human society. Tackle BIG problems together on a global scale: climate and nature, food and water, energy, diseases, etc.

Aims and Purposes

1. Conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of human-centric AI technologies (e.g. sensory and/or cognitive enhancements). 

2. Prepare current and future STEM/CI* professionals for harmonious and productive human-AI collaboration. 

 3. Cultivate AI readiness (AIR) in diverse student populations, e.g. 2- and 4-year institutions, disciplines not traditionally considered STEM but routinely apply quantitative methods. 

 4. Influence STEM curricula to promote AIR among learners. 

 5. Model safety, security, and reliability as pillars that support trustworthiness in AI technologies. 

 6. Establish possible rules of engagement of futuristic strong and pervasive AI (or AGI), potentially powered by quantum computing principles.

*For a definition of STEM, see CI = cyberinfrastructure 

Interdisciplinary Faculty Members and Associates within WMU

Eur Ing A.C. Fong, CEng, Computer Science. Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions of Consumer Electronics (2013-). Associate Editor, IEEE Access Consumer Tech Section (2021-). Focus of the IEEE Consumer Tech Soc (CTS) is human-smart consumer tech interaction and synergy

Dr. Jun Oh, Civil and Construction Engineering and Director of Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

Dr. Kevin Lee, Statistics

Dr. Richard Meyer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Guan Hong, Computer Science

Dr. K. C. Chen, Business Analytics

Dr. Zachary Asher, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

External Partners from Industry, Government Agencies, and other educational institutions


NSF CyberTraining Project 

 Modular experiential learning for secure, safe, and reliable AI (MELSSRAI)

Investigators: A.C. Fong, Ajay Gupta, Steve Carr, and Shameek Bhattacharjee.

Student Members: Sirwe Saeedi, Kyle Hammerberg, and Anubhav Rawal.

Related Publications

Overall Framework And Modules (expected date of dissemination: late August 2021)