Master's in AI - Artificial Intelligence
With the first MS in Artificial Intelligence degree program in CT, UB addresses the increasing role of artificial intelligence in nearly all aspects of human life, including health care, business intelligence, data analytics, customer behavior prediction, robotics and beyond.
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Prepare for the careers of tomorrow
Recognized as a leader in innovation and research, the University of Bridgeport is true to its mission as a career-oriented institution that prepares students for the careers of tomorrow — where job titles are still yet to be written. No longer a niche field, the need for AI professionals crosses nearly every industry. The Artificial Intelligence MS program will prepare you for in-demand jobs in a widely expanding field of replicating human analytical and decision-making capabilities.
- 34 total credit hours
Time to Completion
Program can be completed in 2 years.
- Robotics and Automation
- Data Sciences and Data Analytics
- Deep Learning and Computer Vision
STEM background not required
Right Fit, Open to All
Join the first and only Master's in Artificial Intelligence in the state of Connecticut, open to students from traditional and non-STEM fields. Complete a total of 34 credit hours in four areas of specialization, with face-to-face instruction and web-assisted courses.. Graduates will be prepared for in-demand commercial or research positions in industry (including tech giants) and academia.
The Artificial Intelligence coursework will address the increasing role of AI in nearly all aspects of human life, including health care, medical diagnosis, new drug discovery, business intelligence, data analytics, customer behavior prediction, robotics in manufacturing and human assistance, autonomous vehicles, including drones and self-driving cars, and beyond. Jobs in emerging professions are set to increase its share of employment from 16% to 27% of the total employee base.
Machines and algorithms in the workplace are set to create 133 million new roles (WEC).
The MS program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to addresses the increasing role of AI in nearly all aspects of human life including health care, medical diagnosis, new drug discovery, business intelligence, data analytics, customer behavior prediction, use of robotics in manufacturing and human assistance, autonomous vehicles including drones and self-driving cars etc.. In fact, it is difficult to come up with an area of human life that will not be affected by AI in the near future. Nearly all large corporations such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, IBM etc. are heavily investing in AI and have numerous job openings in this field.
- Ausif Mahmood, PhD
UB Expert Faculty
Abdel-shakour Abuzneid, PhD
Shakour A. Abuzeid received a BS in engineering degree with honors in Computer and Control Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Yarmouk University, and an MS Degree in Computer Engineering from the School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Bridgeport. He is currently the Director of Systems and Engineering Laboratories and the Associate Dean for international initiatives at the University of Bridgeport. His background is in the fields of computer science and engineering, computer communications, networks, computer and networks security, wireless and mobile communications, could computing and virtualization, control theory, robotics, and automation.
Jeongkyu Lee, PhD
Dr. Jeongkyu Lee is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Bridgeport. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006 under Dr. JungHwan Oh’s supervising. Previously, he received a BS from Sungkyunkwan University in Mathematic Education and an MS from Sogang University in Computer Science, both of South Korea. Before he pursued his doctorate, he worked as a database administrator for seven years with companies including Boram Bank, Hana Bank and IBM Korea.
Dr. Lee’s primary research area is in the multimedia database management system and analytics. Research interests include graph-based multimedia data modeling, indexing structure, query processing, content/semantic based multimedia retrieval, and summary. In addition, his interests include big data system/analytics, social media data mining, and user profiling. His research works utilize various techniques, such as multimedia data mining, video processing, multimedia ontology, medical imaging/video, and natural user interface.
Ausif Mahmood, PhD
Dr. Mahmood is the chair of the AI program as well as the director of the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport. He has published numerous research papers in the field of AI involving topics such as, optimal architectures for deep Convolutional Neural Networks, face recognition, gait recognition, natural language processing, adversarial machine learning, and advanced optimization algorithms for AI. Recently, he has been asked to be the guest editor for the MDPI journal for a special issue on "Reinforcement Learning". Dr. Mahmood also consults with leading industry in the Artificial Intelligence field. His work in AI has led to two recent patens - one on face recognition, and the other one on creating AI models for professional development and targeted performance enhancement. Dr. Mahmood is an outstanding teacher and was awarded the "best teaching professor" at the university of Bridgeport, in 2004. He is passionate about AI and teaches different courses in the AI field such as Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Advanced Deep Learning, and Parallel Computing.
The Office of Student Financial Services at UB will help bring your goals within reach by connecting you with a variety of federal, state and private programs that offer loans, grants, scholarships and other awards. There are many financial aid options available to prospective students.