In early 2020, Marko Jovanovic was a second-year electrical engineering student looking for a co-op opportunity. He began working with professor Mitra Mirhassani as a research assistant using artificial intelligence to analyze hardware cybersecurity devices, which led him to co-author with a graduate student a research paper and sparked his interest in machine learning.
With friends Iliana Meco, Evan Stanely, and Ishan Kumar, Jovanovic founded the UWindsor AI Club in December 2020. Started as a way to rally engineering students to learn more about artificial intelligence through projects and presentations, the club has grown to more than 100 members from a range of disciplines. It hosts events with speakers from large tech companies such as Microsoft and Google discussing the capabilities of AI and its future in business.
Jovanovic credits it with developing his skillset in coding, security, hardware knowledge, and cloud computing. To become a member, join the club discord https://discord.gg/mGmrU7Gr6N.