Designed to set the standard for future STEM buildings across national and international campuses and transform the artificial intelligence (AI) and data science workforce, the University of Florida Friday held a celebratory ribbon cutting for the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology. 

Across the street from the Reitz Union in the heart of campus, the $150 million, 263,440-square-foot, seven-story structure is a multidisciplinary space for medicine, pharmacy, and engineering. It will serve as a hub for advancing computing, communication, and cyber technologies and further support UF’s work to integrate AI across the curriculum. 

With its interdisciplinary focus, Malachowsky Hall will have units for various UF entities, such as the OneFlorida+ Clinical Research Network, coordinated by the College of Medicine; the Biomedical AI Collaborative, and the College of Pharmacy’s Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes Research. The engineering spaces will serve as the headquarters for the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research. The hall also contains maker spaces for innovation in the fields of virtual reality, internet of things, as well as robotics and includes labs for AI, robotics, and cybersecurity. 

This was originally published in UF News.