School of Software and Microelectronics, NPU sets up first international joint laboratory with UTS, Australia
On Oct. 12, 2016, the Opening Ceremony for the UTS-NPU International Joint Laboratory on Digital Media and Intelligent Networks (DMIN) was held on School of Software and Microelctronics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China.
Located in School of Software and Microelectronics, NPU, DMIN is the first international joint laboratory constructed by the school with foreign partners. On Nov. 27, 2015, it was set up by School of Software and Microelctronics, NPU and the Computer Vision and Recognition Laboratory in the Global Big Data Technologies Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Prof Xiangjian He, director of Computer Vision and Recognition Laboratory, UTS serves as the UTS lead, while Prof Jiangbin Zheng, vice dean of School of Software and Microelectronics, NPU serves as the NPU lead. Other UTS academics who will be members include but not limited to Prof. Ian Burnett, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology, and Prof. Jay Guo, Director of Global Big Data Technologies, Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, etc.
Relying on this laboratory, two universities have signed the Agreement for a Collaborative Research Degree Program. DMIN is expected to do joint science research activities and train PhD students in Computer Vision, Multimedia, Video Surveillance, Security, and Wireless Networking with all activities performed at both UTS and NPU.
As Prof He and Prof Zheng both agree, this international joint laboratory opens up more opportunities for two parties’ cooperation in the near future on research, teaching, students cultivation, and so on.