25th May 2023

The director of the Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research visits NU ISSAI, fostering academic collaboration and research opportunities

Director of the Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research, Professor Gang Tian, and his team recently visited the Institute of Smart Systems and Artificial Intelligence (ISSAI) at Nazarbayev University (NU) as part of their broader visit to NU. The visit aimed to foster academic collaboration and explore research opportunities between the two prestigious institutions.

Accompanying Professor Gang Tian was Professor Dongming Wei, the Department Chair of Mathematics at NU and the Office of Global Relations at NU. 

During the visit, ISSAI Director Professor Huseyin Atakan Varol delivered a captivating presentation showcasing the Institute’s groundbreaking research projects. The presentation encompassed a wide range of areas, including AI technologies tailored specifically for the Kazakh language, computer vision projects aimed at advancing machine perception, and augmented reality (AR) initiatives designed to benefit individuals with special needs.

The presentation captivated Professor Gang Tian, who expressed his admiration for ISSAI’s innovative research initiatives. Recognizing the significance of their work, he praised the dedication and expertise exhibited by the researchers at the Institute. 

Following the presentation, both parties engaged in fruitful discussions on potential collaborations and the exchange of researchers. The dialogue aimed to create a platform for mutual learning, knowledge sharing, and joint research endeavours. 

To provide a firsthand experience of ISSAI’s capabilities, Professor Varol guided the delegation on a tour of the institute’s state-of-the-art laboratories. The visitors had the opportunity to explore the facilities at ISSAI as well as other research labs housed in the C4 Research building. Among the notable laboratories showcased during the tour was the Energetic Cosmos Laboratory, The Electronic Microscopy Lab, The Humanoid Robotics Lab and other.  

The visit provided a platform for sharing knowledge, exploring collaborative opportunities, and promoting interdisciplinary research. It is anticipated that the exchange of ideas and expertise will pave the way for groundbreaking advancements and create a lasting impact in the field of mathematics, artificial intelligence, and smart systems.

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