January 25, 2021
Construction on the Malachowsky Hall for Data Science & Information Technology, a 263,000 sq. ft. building across from the Welcome Center and Reitz Union, is under way. Malachowsky Hall will connect students and researchers across disciplines to advance computing, communication, and cyber-technologies. The building is anchored by a donation from UF alumnus Chris Malachowsky. Malachowsky and NVIDIA, a company he co-founded, are key partners in the initiative to make UF’s supercomputing environment the most powerful in U.S. higher education, and to integrate AI across the curriculum.
“The fields of artificial intelligence and data science are of central importance in building a better world,” Malachowsky said. “I’m honored to further UF’s world-class capabilities in these areas, which it can share with current and future students, equipping them with the skills to do important, even life-changing work.”
Malachowsky Hall will house the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium. It will also be home to Wertheim’s Computer Information Systems and Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering departments and the UF Informatics Institute. UFIT also plans to have research computing consulting hours here, complimenting its other walk-in locations.
Malachowsky Hall is slated for completion in Spring 2023. A construction video feed is live for Gators who would like to check in on its progress.