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Establishment of Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shenzhen Institute Research Center on Signal Processing and Data Analysis

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The launching ceremony of the Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shenzhen Institute Research Center on Signal Processing and Data Analysis was held on July 18. The event represents another TJU breakthrough in artificial intelligence after the foundation of the Division of Intelligence and Computing in May.

The launching ceremony and a forum were attended by academician Zhong Denghua, President of Tianjin University, academician Rafael Bras, Dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology and another 10 academicians from China and the United States, and relevant government leaders from Shenzhen city.

Xiao Songshan, Assistant to the President of Tianjin University and a Chinese Director of Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shenzhen Institute, spoke at the ceremony. He said that the launch of Research Center represents another significant milestone in the preparation and construction of Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shenzhen Institute (GTSI). It is hoped that the Institute will be built in line with China’s and Shenzhen's economic and social development and up with the frontiers of scientific research. Facing the development needs of Shenzhen, it will make due contributions to China's economic and social construction and Shenzhen's acceleration in building a modern, international and innovative city.

Professor Guotong Zhou, Vice President of the Georgia Institute of Technology and U.S. Director of GTSI, also spoke on behalf of the foreign partner. In her speech, she expressed her appreciation to the Shenzhen Municipal Government and all departments for their strong support. The Shenzhen College, which is co-constructed with Shenzhen and Tianjin University, is a crucial measure in Georgia Tech's internationalization strategy. The two universities will fully utilize their respective scientific research and teaching advantages and strive to create a world-class Sino-foreign cooperative educational institution.

Academicians from China and America with reference to their own research fields, delivered insightful speeches on big data and artificial intelligence.

As artificial intelligence has penetrated every corner of our daily lives, China is now in the golden age of artificial intelligence development. In terms of artificial intelligence study, Yao Jianwei, a Professor of TJU and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pointed out that in the era of artificial intelligence, which included how to acquire, transmit, store, and use massive amounts of big data, and truly use it to change human production and life is really a challenge to multidisciplinary integration.

On the afternoon of July 18, Wang Weizhong, Party Secretary of Shenzhen Municipal Government held a meeting with President Zhong Denghua and Prof. Rafael Brass, Dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Wang said that Shenzhen is closely examining and implementing the spirit of the important speech delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping at the 13th National People's Congress. Against this background, Shenzhen has put education on the top of its agenda by launching a comprehensive development plan for higher education and striving to build a batch of high-quality and distinctive universities. In this way, it is hoped that the process of cooperation between universities and scientific research institutions will lead to positives results and help Shenzhen accelerate as an international powerhouse for sustainable development. Zhong Denghua agreed that GTSI will take root in Shenzhen and serve Shenzhen’s social development by establishing scientific research centers and cultivating more scientific research talent. Rafael Brass said that the Georgia Institute of Technology will introduce their best faculty members to Shenzhen to promote more cooperation projects and strive to make GTSI a world-class college.

The Institute’s Research Center will be operated under the guidelines of "China-US cooperation, resource sharing, talent cultivation, technological innovation", fully rely on the expertise and technological advantages of TJU and the Georgia Institute of Technology and count on the Shenzhen local government and enterprises to gather innovative resources and promote effective cooperation between “government, university and industry” at the strategic level.

In the future, the Centre will focus on data and cloud computing, cognitive computing, multimodal data analysis, digital multimedia and virtual reality and network high-performance computers to conduct first-class academic research and personnel training.

According to the cooperation agreement signed by Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, TJU and the Georgia Institute of Technology, GTSI will set curriculums in communication engineering, signal processing systems, automatic control, power energy, microelectronics, optoelectronics, computer systems, software, computer science, data science, wearable technology, environmental engineering among others.

In addition, it will also build scientific research centers in the field of "green building and sponge cities", "signal processing and data analysis", "wearable, printed electronics and advanced communication". The two universities will combine their individual strengths, select high-quality faculty teams, attract talent through global recruitment and work closely with Shenzhen high-tech enterprises to carry out all-round, multi-level and wide-area in-depth cooperation in dozens of world science and technology frontiers.

 

By: Cao Yizhong
Editors: Sun Xiaofang and Ross Colquhoun