ADIA Lab launches its operations to boost Abu Dhabi’s tech capabilities

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Launch of ADIA Lab Operations
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ADIA Lab, the independent research institute dedicated to basic and applied research in data and computational sciences, has commenced its operations to support the continued development of Abu Dhabi’s digital ecosystem.

As part of its launch, the Lab announced the composition of its Advisory Board, the details of its first academic collaborations, and launched a $100,000 research award.

The Lab intends to explore the latest trends and technologies in data and computational science across all major fields of study.

ADIA Lab is supported by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and operates as an independent, standalone entity with broad research goals that are not specific to investment-related applications.

Dr. Horst Simon, Director of ADIA Lab, said that, “We have attracted a world-class Advisory Board to guide and oversee the activities of ADIA Lab, and we commence operations today with a schedule of activities that will continue to grow over the coming weeks and months.”

The first members of ADIA Lab’s Advisory Board include global thought leaders from various data and computationally-intensive disciplines and are responsible for advising on the development and overseeing the implementation of the Lab’s research agenda and programs.

According to the statement, “In pursuit of its wide-ranging objectives, ADIA Lab explores collaborations with academic institutions, industry, and international partners.”

In line with this approach, ADIA Lab has reached agreements with a number of domestic and international universities to conduct a range of activities, including joint research projects, academic programs, internship opportunities, publications, seminars, and other forms of collaborations.

“To date, agreements have been reached with Khalifa University of Science and Technology; Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; New York University Abu Dhabi; University of Toronto Canada; and Institut Louis Bachelier France,” as per the statement.

“One of the key drivers at ADIA Lab is our collaboration with leading academic institutions, both here in the UAE and globally, in support of the growth of Abu Dhabi as an international hub for technology and innovation,” added Dr. Simon.

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