Ivy Munoko

University of Florida professor receives NSF CAREER Award for AI research project

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Assistant Professor in the Fisher School of Accounting Ivy Munoko has recently received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award.

The award is the research foundation’s most prestigious award that supports early-career faculty and offers nearly half a million dollars to fund the recipient’s research project. Munoko is the second faculty member from the UF Warrington College of Business to earn the award this year, along with Assistant Professor of Management Yixuan Li.

Munoko’s research, “Towards Human-Algorithm Collaborative Intelligence for Risk Assessments,” focuses on improving partnerships between humans and Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly during challenging tasks like fraud detection.

“By establishing a multimodal feedback loop between humans and AI, the research focuses on enhancing the transparency and performance of their partnership,” Munoko explained.

Munoko joined the UF Warrington College of Business in 2021 and will use her research to further the college’s AI initiative.