CBL Announces Change in Leadership

The NSF Center for Big Learning is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Dapeng Oliver Wu as center director and Dr. Joel Harley as deputy director. Dr. Wu replaces Dr. José Príncipe who provided wonderful leadership in multiple roles over the past three years.

“Now that we’re in the midst of UF’s $70M AI Initiative, the NSF CBL has a vital role to play in the work of creating intelligence. I’m delighted that Oliver has agreed to take on the leadership of the Center. I know he’ll do a fantastic job.”
–Dr. John G. Harris
Professor & Chair, ECE Florida

Center Director Dr. Dapeng Oliver Wu

Dr. Wu was Deputy Director under Dr. Principe. His areas of expertise are: machine learning, deep learning, causality discovery, and logical reasoning with research in many aspects including natural language processing, multimedia communication, computer and communication networks, and network security.





Deputy Director Dr. Joel Harley

Dr. Harley’s research interests complement those of Dr. Wu’s with an emphasis on signal processing, physics-driven machine learning, and artificial intelligence enhanced modelling.




Please join the NSF Center for Big Learning in congratulating Dr. Wu and Dr. Harley while we thank Dr. Príncipe for his leadership and expertise.