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DERI hosts a Delegation from Malaysia

On March 16th, DERI welcomed a delegation from Malaysia to Empire House.


Malaysian Delegation Visit to DER, March 2023. Photo Credit: Poorani Krishnan, Science and Innovation (SIN) Advisor, British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

Professor Greg Slabaugh, DERI Director, and Professor of Computer Vision and AI, welcomed a delegation of researchers, academics, and government officials from Malaysia to DERI. The event focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), and was an opportunity to present the wide range of research in AI being undertaken at DERI with lightning talks from Professor Simon Lucas, Professor Conrad Bessant and Dr Shanxin Yuan. In addition, Lee Wildman, Director of Global Engagement, provided an overview of our current education partnerships with Malaysian Higher Education Institutions.

Professor Ali Selamat Dean of Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), presented on Malaysia’s National AI Roadmap (2021-2025), with contributions from Professor Rose Alias of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The National AI Roadmap was informed by the UK’s National AI Strategy. The event was an opportunity for participants to discuss DERI’s role in supporting the national AI strategies, current and future use of AI, explore mutual research interests and potential future research and education partnerships.

Professor Greg Slabaugh, Director of the Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) and Professor of Computer Vision and AI at Queen Mary said: “It was a pleasure to host the SIN Malaysia team at DERI to learn more about Malaysia’s National AI Roadmap, discuss effective mechanisms to implement governmental AI strategies and share state-of-the-art AI research in DERI. We look forward to continued discussions and collaborative possibilities.”

Poorani Krishnan, Science and Innovation (SIN) Advisor, British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur said: “AI has the potential to transform our world in profound ways. DERI is unquestionably at the cutting edge of AI research. This knowledge exchange visit was facilitated by the UK Science and Innovation Network at the British High Commission in Malaysia to foster partnerships between the UK and Malaysia in AI.”

The visit was organised by Queen Mary’s International Research and Innovation team in partnership with the Science Innovation Network Malaysia



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