IPAI Steering Committee

Members of the Purdue University Institute for Physical Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) Steering Committee provide guidance, oversight and support for the institute, offering expertise from their individual fields.

IPAI Steering Committee Members

Saurabh Bagchi

Secure autonomy and foundational AI

  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Faculty Director for ECE Corporate Partnerships
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science (courtesy)
  • Director, CRISP (Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes)

Stephan Biller

Digital manufacturing

  • Harold T. Amrine Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering

Dennis Buckmaster

Digital agriculture and open ag technology systems

  • Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
  • Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture

Sabine Brunswicker

Next-generation autonomous systems

  • Professor, Digital Innovation
  • Founder and Director of Purdue Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI)
  • Faculty Fellow
  • Purdue Policy Research Institute

Eugenio Culurciello

AI for general intelligence

  • Associate Head for Translation and Commercialization
  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences, Health and Human Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering (courtesy)

Ed Delp

Video and image processing

  • Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Psychological Sciences (courtesy)

Petros Drineas

Health data science

  • Professor, Computer Science
  • Associate Head of the Department of Computer Science
  • Associate Director, Health Data Science, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE)

Jingjing Liang

Forest Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence Lab

  • Associate Professor, Quantitative Forest Ecology
  • Co-director, Forest Advanced Computing and Artificial Intelligence Lab (FACAI)
  • Founder and Chief Science Officer, Science-i
  • Co-founder, Global Forest Biodiversity Imitative

Shaoshuai Mou

AI/control for autonomy

  • Associate Professor, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Co-director, Institute for Control, Optimization and Networks (ICON)

Anand Raghunathan

Integrated Systems Lab

  • Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Director, Integrated Systems Laboratory
  • Associate Director, SRC/DARPA Center for Brain-Inspired Computing
  • Co-director, Center for a Secure Microelectronics Ecosystem

Bruno Ribeiro

Deep learning

  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Kaushik Roy

Foundational AI

  • Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Daniel Schiff

Sociotechnical aspects of AI

  • Assistant Professor, Technology Policy, Department of Political Science
  • Co-leader, Governance and Responsible AI Lab (GRAIL)

Greg Shaver

Connected and automated vehicles

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories

Wojciech Szpankowski

Foundational AI

  • Saul Rosen Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (courtesy)
  • Founder, Institute for Science of Information
  • Director, NSF Science and Technology Center for Science of Information

Pavlos Vlachos

Digital health

  • St. Vincent Health Professor of Healthcare Engineering
  • Director, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering (courtesy)

Richard Voyles


  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
  • Professor, Computer Science (courtesy)
  • Daniel C. Lewis Professor in Purdue Polytechnic
  • Head, Collaborative Robotics Laboratory
  • Director, Robotics Accelerator
  • Indiana Manufacturing Institute Faculty Fellow

Dongyan Xu


  • Samuel Conte Professor of Computer Science
  • Director, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Yang Yang

AI for plant systems

  • Associate Professor, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
  • Director, Y-lab