March 11, 2020 — The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has established a joint laboratory with Huawei Russian Research Institute. The project is part of a strategic partnership between the Chinese tech giant and the Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics at MIPT. The lab will focus on research and development in the field of artificial intelligence and deep learning.
This format for cooperation is a way to tap into the energy and expertise of both the academic community and the industry leaders, in order to develop breakthrough technologies and create advanced and convenient devices. As of today, Huawei has joint labs at 10 Russian universities and research centers. The new project at MIPT is an important step in developing Russia’s ecosystem of science and education.The new lab’s priority lines of R&D are:
- Developing neural network algorithms for computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
- Developing methods for computational photography and image enhancement using mathematical modeling and advanced algorithms.
- Solving mathematically complex problems toward the creation of algorithms for simultaneous search and positioning.
“The Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics is a nationwide leader in terms of graduate quality in the field of mathematics and information technology, and this stems in large part from the union of academia and the industry,” the school’s Director Andrey Raigorodskiy said. “We are always open to cooperation and prepared to tackle the interesting and ambitious problems faced by our partners. More than five joint projects between Huawei and our Phystech School are up and running already, and this number is bound to grow. We intend to establish a joint academic department with the company and further the research in the field.”
“For Huawei, opening joint labs is a way to make an investment into the future of the Russian ecosystem of science and education. MIPT is our long-standing partner in both research and academic programs. We are committed to this long-term cooperation and intend to help the Institute to train specialists in deep machine learning and computer vision,” noted Ivan Mazurenko, the director of the Technology Center for Intelligent Systems and Data Science at the Huawei Moscow Research Center.
“This lab is a vehicle for sharing the most relevant and challenging problems faced by the global information technology industry. It enables Russian scientists to conduct fundamental research and develop cutting-edge technology, as well as become world-class specialists without the need to leave Russia,” Mazurenko added. “Importantly, this integration offers an opportunity for students to align their graduation theses with the lab’s research. The collaboration also envisions joint events, including conferences, seminars, and open lectures.”
Source: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology