SPRITE+ Co-director and Principal Architect at Nvidia, Professor Sakir Sezer, has announced that Queen’s University Belfast and NVIDIA will invest £5.4 million in a joint Research and Development project with the aim to accelerate artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security research in Northern Ireland.
According to Minister Gordon Lyons, 'this R&D project will enhance this reputation by making a significant contribution to the next generation of cloud communications infrastructure', as well as driving collaboration between industry and academic communities in the name of innovation and growth. This project is set to create 10 new highly skilled engineering and research roles, with NVIDIA's Belfast Office becoming a hub for advanced intelligence.
Professor Sakir Sezer spoke of the partnership, stating 'we plan to tap into the highly skilled researchers and PhDs at Queen's University Belfast , as well as state-of-the art labs at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) to explore research challenges around AI-centric cloud and data centre security. This project is an important step in greater engagement between NVIDIA and the university, and we look forward to welcoming the new engineering staff joining us for it.”
Further details relating to this project can be found in the press release by Invest Northern Ireland. Click here to read more.
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