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

San Diego State University and TILOS receive $2.8 million NSF ExpandAI grant for "NSF Expanding AI Capacity in San Diego: A Strategic Collaboration between SDSU and TILOS AI Institute"

In collaboration with TILOS, this project aims to expand the AI research, education and infrastructure capacity at San Diego State University (SDSU), focusing on cultivating talent from diverse communities in the San Diego area for the AI workforce. The project will address fundamental challenges in the optimization of autonomous systems operating under uncertainty and advance safe AI applications in fields such as autonomous driving, edge computing and smart power networks, enhancing educational outreach programs like robotics data science camps.


Congratulations to TILOS graduate students Zhili Xiong and Rachel Selina Rajarathnam for winning the Best Paper Award at the 2024 IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines!

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

The TILOS Seminar Series will return in Fall 2024.

Recordings of all seminars are available on the TILOS YouTube channel.

Featured Event: AI Ethics in Research

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