The TILOS mission is to make impossible optimizations possible, at scale and in practice. Our research will pioneer learning-enabled optimizations that transform chip design, robotics, networks and other use domains that are vital to our nation’s health, prosperity and welfare.

TILOS is a National Science Foundation funded National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institute.


TILOS is a partnership of faculty from University of California, San Diego, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin, and Yale University. TILOS will pioneer learning-enabled optimizations that transform chip design, robotics, communication networks, and other use domains that are vital to our nation’s health, prosperity and welfare. Foundational Research will pursue five main pillars.

  1. Bridging discrete and continuous optimization.
  2. Distributed, parallel, and federated optimization.
  3. Optimization on manifolds.
  4. Dynamic decisions under uncertainty.
  5. Nonconvex optimization in deep learning.

Announcements

TILOS is hiring postdoctoral scholars! See here for details and to apply. Applications received by Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:59pm PST will receive full consideration by the committee.


TILOS Associate Director for Education Dr. Jodi Reeves is a co-organizer of the Increasing Diversity in AI Education and Research Workshop, March 25-27, 2024 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Part of the Spring Symposium series funded by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), topics will include (1) AI at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), (2) AI for Good, and (3) Addressing Digital Inequality.

Statement of Values

  • We are a community of cross-disciplinary scholarship, creativity and curiosity, and value the pursuit of knowledge, the advancement of technology, and professional development.
  • We are a community of integrity and character that values what is honorable and honest addressing real societal needs and grand challenges.
  • We are an inclusive and engaged community of diverse people and perspectives that values and seeks out different viewpoints and styles of thinking.

Upcoming Events

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Featured Event: TILOS AI Ethics Panel Discussion

See all TILOS seminars and panel discussions on our YouTube channel.