IHPC, Fujitsu and SMU jointly set up a new Urban Computing and Engineering Centre of Excellence (CoE) to turn Singapore into a “living lab”, using analytics and computational social sciences to develop solutions that address urban challenges.
Under a Master Research Collaboration Agreement that was inked on 15 October 2014, a five-year partnership between the parties will invest S$54 million in an Urban Computing and Engineering Centre of Excellence in Singapore to work together in addressing the multitude of challenges highly urbanised cities frequently face.
The CoE’s objective is to harness high performance computing capabilities to develop solutions for sustainable urban operations such as crowd mobility and transport engineering, with researchers using Singapore to test-bed next generation solutions to real urban issues.
The announcement was covered in media like The Business Times, The Straits Times, Yahoo, and Computerworld magazine.
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