The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based artificial intelligence (AI) university, has introduced the appointment of Dr. Ling Shao as the University’s Executive Vice President and Provost. In his role, Dr. Shao will lead MBZUAI’s educational affairs and research, making sure the University can provide world-class greater education and lookup in the subject of AI.
Dr. Shao will be phase of MBZUAI’s management team, taking part in a pivotal position in making sure that college students get hold of a world-class schooling in a modern day campus, which is anticipated to be done shortly.
With the first academic year scheduled to begin in January 2021, the University is in the procedure of vetting lots of purposes from extra than eighty countries. The first admissions letters will be dispatched to candidates soon.
In addition to his new position at MBZUAI, Dr. Shao additionally serves as CEO and Chief Scientist of the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI), an Abu Dhabi-based global lookup company committed to accomplishing breakthroughs in crucial and utilized AI research. MBZUAI is partnered with the IIAI for the supervision of PhD college students and curriculum development. Under Dr. Shao’s leadership, IIAI will additionally serve as a essential associate for lookup collaboration.
Speaking on Dr. Shao’s appointment, MBZUAI Interim President, Professor Sir Michael Brady, said: “With his impeccable track record and plain knowledge in the area of AI, Ling is an perfect desire for MBZUAI’s management team. It is a pleasure to welcome him aboard in his capability as Executive Vice President and Provost. As the University prepares to welcome its first cohort in January 2021, we are making exquisite development in inserting the ultimate important points into region that will make certain MBZUAI is a world-leading institution that will entice the best younger minds.”
Dr. Shao said: “AI is turning into an more and more vital factor of our daily lives, which makes creating world-class brain and conducting in-depth look up all the greater necessary in order to increase our grasp and software of this versatile and imperative technology. As the first institution of its form to center of attention entirely on AI training and research, MBZUAI will play an vital position in the future of our societies. It is a privilege to have the probability to information the subsequent era of AI leaders.”
Prior to his involvement with IIAI, Dr. Shao spent almost a decade advancing the discipline of AI at prestigious greater schooling establishments in the UK, consisting of as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, Chair Professor at North Umbria University, and Chair Professor at the University of East Anglia, the place he also served as Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab. He has additionally spent vast time working as a Senior Scientist at Philips Research, after he got his PhD from the University of Oxford. As a end result of his work, he has posted over four hundred scientific papers at main conferences and journals and used to be chosen as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ by way of the Web of Science in each 2018 and 2019.
MBZUAI will provide Master of Science (MSc) and PhD stage applications whilst additionally enticing policymakers and companies round the world so that AI is harnessed as a pressure for fantastic transformation.
Graduate college students can observe to MBZUAI through the University’s internet site for 2021 registration. The first category of graduate college students will start coursework at MBZUAI’s Masdar City campus in January 2021.
The University will furnish all admitted students with a full scholarship, plus advantages such as a month-to-month allowance, fitness insurance, and accommodation. MBZUAI will work with main nearby and international agencies to secure internships and will additionally help students in discovering employment opportunities.
MBZUAI is the world’s first graduate-level, research-based artificial intelligence (AI) university. Launched in October 2019 and positioned in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, the University objectives to empower students, agencies and governments to strengthen artificial intelligence as a international force for positive progress.