Published: Sept. 18, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder and Oregon State University have entered the planning stage for a new industry-focused Pervasive Personalized Intelligence center. The center would allow for interdisciplinary and collaborative research on machine-learning based software systems and aid in long-term partnerships between startups, corporations, universities and government agencies. Industry members involved leverage affiliate investment, have direct access to students, and enjoy company savings thanks to low risk and accelerated research and development.

If you go
  • What: Workshop with industry members, university and National Science Foundation
  • About: Planned topics include meeting industry needs, NSF best practices and defining relevant research projects.
  • When: Oct. 11-12
  • Where: The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
  • Online:
  • Phone: 541-737-8216
  • Email: Executive Director Danny Dig at or CU Boulder Co-Site Directors Evan Chang and Shivakant Mishra

If created, center headquarters would be at Oregon State with a site at CU supporting research under the supervision of the U.S. National Science Foundation using the Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers model.

Interested industry partners and researchers are invited to join the group for a planning workshop in Portland on Oct. 11-12. For more information, visit

    Topics of focus in the center

    • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Security and Privacy
    • Edge and Cloud Computing
    • Programming Languages and Verification
    • Software Engineering and Human Computer Interaction

    Center staff

    Twenty-nine faculty members across the focus areas, including ACM fellows Tom Dietterich and Margaret Burnett.