Queen’s University Belfast Achieves Prestigious Accolade

Queen’s University Belfast has achieved a prestigious award in recognition of its research excellence and track record of translation in artificial intelligence which will now be enhanced significantly through its network.

Their work in AI is crucial for most of the ambitions of the Belfast Region City Deal since it’s linked directly with the Global Innovation Institution, led by Queen’s University Belfast.

Dean of Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Roger Woods said: “AI is central to the University’s Strategy 2030 ambitions in securely connected intelligence. This award helps to underpin our ambitions to work collaboratively with humanities and medicine to provide a cohesive, inclusive community and a ‘one health’ vision by working more closely with The Alan Turing Institute.”

Speaking on the award, Professor Hui Wang of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast said: “I am delighted that we have received this Award from The Alan Turing Institute. This will allow us to grow the data science and AI research and innovation community.”

“Working with other UK universities through the network, we will also be able to identify complementary research projects, support knowledge exchange – all of this could lead to future collaborations, strategic alliances, and partnerships. It’s an exciting opportunity which has the potential to transform research in this area.”

A total of 24 UK Universities achieved awards from the Institute. These universities were based in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales. The Institute already has a thriving network of university partners and the successful universities will now receive up to £25,000 to further fund their work.

Institute Director, Adrian Smith said: “The awards reflect the demand across a range of sectors to work with the Institute. Data science and AI don’t stand still, and so we look forward to working together with this network of universities; exploring new ways to grow the UK’s dynamic research and innovation landscape.”

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