CSRankings, the leading metrics-based ranking of the world’s top computer science institutions, has ranked the Technion number one in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, and 15th worldwide. CSRankings also ranked the Technion 11th in the world in the subfield of machine learning.
Currently, 46 Technion researchers are engaged in core AI research areas with more than 100 researchers in AI-related fields, including health and medicine, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, industrial robotics, cybersecurity, natural language processing, FinTech, human-machine interaction, and others.
The Technion has also established the Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS) research center, which pools resources and recruits researchers and students from across the Technion to conduct joint research in the field; connects Technion researchers with relevant industries; and establishes research collaborations with other prominent research institutes in Israel and around the world.
The MLIS is co-directed by two leading AI researchers: Professor Shie Mannor of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor Assaf Schuster of the Henry and Marilyn Taub Faculty of Computer Science.
Industry leaders are taking note. In May 2021, the Technion entered a long-term collaboration with American software giant PTC. PTC will transfer its Haifa research campus to the Technion to advance joint research in AI and manufacturing technology. In addition to its partnership with PTC, the Technion has close ties to the technological universities of Lausanne (Switzerland), Eindhoven (Netherlands), Munich (Germany), and the Paris Polytechnique (France) in Europe, as well as Cornell Tech, home of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Waterloo University, and Carnegie Mellon University, which operates the largest center for AI and robotics in the United States.