During the visit to Singapore of Prof Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the new agreement of the joint laboratory IPAL between the CNRS, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
The oldest joint laboratory of the CNRS in Singapore which has four, IPAL was launched in 1998 and was dedicated to the design of integrated networks for the exchange of knowledge and information, data analysis (data analytics and big data) and flow management systems for the Internet of Things and “Inclusive Smart Cities & Digital Health”.
Since 2019, IPAL has been contributing to the preparation of the DesCartes programme of which it was the driving force. In particular, a joint workshop was organized in Singapore, in December 2019, in order to define the programme carried out by CNRS@CREATE.
The new agreement signed on 25 January 2022, for the period 2021-2025, involves the three founding partners (CNRS, A*STAR and NUS) and three new French partners: the University of Toulouse 3 (UT3), the INP Toulouse ( INPT) and the University of Cergy-Pontoise (CYU). The five main research themes are: Explainable and Reliable AI, AI and Human-Computer Interactions, Natural Language Processing, Data Science and Applications, Effective AI.