ABU DHABI, twenty first April, 2021 (WAM) — Expertise Innovation Institute (TII), the utilized analysis pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Superior Expertise Analysis Council (ATRC), at present introduced that its Safe Programs Analysis Centre (SSRC) has partnered with Khalifa College, Georgia Institute of Expertise, Tampere College and College of Utilized Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). Safe Programs Analysis Centre additionally not too long ago introduced that it had partnered with Purdue College.
The announcement of those collaborations is the most recent in a sequence of bulletins by Expertise Innovation Institute for the reason that first Superior Expertise Analysis Council board assembly in August 2020. Safe Programs Analysis Centre is likely one of the preliminary seven devoted analysis centres at Expertise Innovation Institute. The strategic partnerships will advance breakthroughs within the subject of safe techniques and its sub-disciplines throughout essential initiatives.
The partnership with the UAE’s prestigious Khalifa College spans 4 main initiatives, the primary of which explores alternatives to make use of machine studying for exfiltration detection on android smartphones. The second mission includes the event of options in safe communications for power-constrained wi-fi mesh networks whereas the third investigates bodily wi-fi safety and routing protocols on drone communications. Lastly, the final mission appears to be like at bodily layer safety for numerous unmanned aerial automobile (UAV)-ground wi-fi networks. This mission seeks to judge the vulnerabilities of those networks and suggest environment friendly options to mitigate system weak point.
The partnership with Georgia Institute of Expertise in the US encompasses a mission that can devise a principle for establishing attack-resilient software program that may handle real-time constraints in cyber-physical and autonomous techniques (CPAS). The analysis staff will show strategies that improve the safety of CPAS software program and platforms, with a give attention to drones. The cooperation with Tampere College in Finland includes of a mission associated to essential infrastructure safety. This mission will uncover strategies to cut back an attacker’s means to infiltrate, steal and manipulate information in essential infrastructure. This analysis has distinguished use-cases in areas equivalent to drone deployment, emergency providers, infrastructure on demand, and sensible metropolis information processing.
The partnership with Switzerland’s SUPSI will discover AI-based safe autonomous navigation on Nano-UAVs, specializing in safety, autonomy, and resilience. The staff goals to allow safe communication and computation onboard resource-constrained (i.e., computation, reminiscence, energy, and payload) cyber-physical techniques (CPSs) by leveraging machine studying, deep studying, and superior synthetic intelligence strategies.
Talking on the partnership bulletins, Dr Shreekant (Ticky) Thakkar, Chief Researcher at Safe Programs Analysis Centre main the Safe Autonomous Computing work, mentioned: “Our world is extra linked – and extra weak to cyberattacks. Sensible cities, transportation and different essential infrastructure, require the very best ranges of defence towards these assaults. The partnerships and essential initiatives that now we have introduced with prestigious international establishments will little doubt have far-reaching developments in safe and resilient autonomous system options that embody platforms, techniques software program, communications, functions, and information integrity.”
In March 2021, Expertise Innovation Institute introduced that Safe Programs Analysis Centre has partnered with Purdue College, a world-renowned US-based public analysis college, to collaborate on a three-year refined cybersecurity mission to make sure unmanned aerial automobiles can be utilized safely and effectively in city operations.
Expertise Innovation Institute is a pioneering international analysis and improvement centre that focuses on utilized analysis and new-age expertise capabilities. The Institute has seven preliminary devoted analysis centres in quantum, autonomous robotics, cryptography, superior supplies, digital safety, directed vitality and safe techniques. By working with distinctive expertise, universities, analysis establishments and business companions from everywhere in the world, the Institute connects an mental group and contributes to constructing an R&D ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. The Institute reinforces Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s standing as a worldwide hub for innovation and contributes to the broader improvement of its knowledge-based financial system.