UF engineering researchers lead collaboration to improve student experience through AI

Researchers at the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering have received a strategic funding award for a project called Leveraging the Power of Large Language Models. 

The initiative, which received funding of $474,000 over two years, will help develop a large language model-based software tool to leverage the computing-intensive capabilities of HiPerGator, collecting beneficial data for instructors and administrators about student performance. 

“This is an incredible initiative that will help UF students become more skilled, efficient programmers,” UF President Ben Sasse said. “Any opportunity to bring visibility to our NVIDIA AI supercomputer is worth championing.” 

The award is part of Sasse’s ongoing strategic funding process, which is aimed at significantly improving the student education experience and promoting interdisciplinary scholarship at UF.  


UF News November 21, 2023