Joint Research Project Between UCD and Samsung Announced

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the launch of a new and collaborative €4 million artificial intelligence (AI) research project with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, the multinational electronics company headquartered in South Korea. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative between researchers at UCD, NUI Galway, UCC, DCU, and other partner institutions. The €75 million Research Centre is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and a wide range of industry partners.

The collaborative research project announced will leverage deep data science and AI expertise at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, including machine learning, user modelling, and recommender systems, to enable Samsung to create smarter products and more personalised experiences tailored for its customers and users.

The 3-year research project will be led by Professor Barry Smyth, Dr Aonghus Lawlor and Associate Professor Neil Hurley and will involve a team of over 25 researchers and highly-skilled staff from Samsung and UCD, and will result in the establishment of 12 new research posts at UCD.

Commenting on the announcement, Professor Barry Smyth, Digital Professor of Computer Science, UCD School of Computer Science said: “Ireland has an excellent reputation in machine learning and recommender systems and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics is delighted to be working with Samsung to help bring our innovative technologies out of the lab to Samsung devices and customer-base.”

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