Cornell University Artificial Intelligence (CUAI)

Undergraduate ML research
and education.


Cornell University Artificial Intelligence (CUAI) focuses on undergraduate research and publication, as well as educating undergrads on state of the art Machine Learning research. Please add yourself to the CUAI mailing list by sending an email to with the subject "join" if your are interested in receiving our updates.

Our primary efforts are described below:

Reading Group
We will meet weekly to discuss papers (and research in general) in the field of machine learning. The goal is to familiarize people with state of the art research. This is meant for students with some experience, as we will be reading cutting edge papers.
The reading group meeting times for Fall 2020 will be every Saturday 8:00-8:45 pm EST with this zoom link (password cuai_r). The schedule, together with paper links and slides, is available here.

Research Group
This group will work closely with the club's officers to aim for a publication at a top ML conference (NeurIPS, ICML, etc.). People that have experience will be a good fit, as we will hit the ground running.
Apply here. See examples of our publications here.

Research Group Applications

Update: Applications for Fall 2020 are now closed. They will reopen Fall 2021.

Please submit applications for Fall 2020 here (open until 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, September 15th).


Neural Manifold Ordinary Differential Equations
Aaron Lou*, Derek Lim*, Isay Katsman*, Leo Huang*, Qingxuan Jiang, Ser-Nam Lim, Christopher De Sa
NeurIPS 2020
(earlier version: ICML 2020 Workshop (spotlight), Invertible Neural Nets and Normalizing Flows)

Adversarial Example Decomposition
Horace He, Aaron Lou*, Qingxuan Jiang*, Isay Katsman*, Serge Belongie, Ser-Nam Lim
ICML 2019 Workshop, Security and Privacy of Machine Learning

*indicates equal contribution

Current Members

Aaron Lou

Qian Huang

Qingxuan (Max) Jiang

Abhay Singh

Xiuyu Li

Han (Quintessa) Qiao

Derek Lim

Linda Huang

Franklin Deng

Felix Hohne

Omkar Bhalerao

Research Advisors

Isay Katsman
Ex-Co-President, Co-Founder

Prof. Serge Belongie
Affiliated Faculty

Prof. Chris de Sa
Affiliated Faculty

Prof. Austin Benson
Affiliated Faculty

Prof. Bharath Hariharan
Affiliated Faculty

Prof. Kavita Bala
Affiliated Faculty

Guandao Yang
PhD Research Advisor

Ryan Benmalek
PhD Research Advisor


Horace He
Research Engineer at Facebook
(ex-Co-President, Co-Founder)

Zhiqiu Lin
PhD student at CMU SCS

Tianxing Jiang

Frank Li

Pian Pawakapan

Zeqi Gu

Sponsored by and in Direct Collaboration with Facebook AI