Horst Simon to Lead New Research Center for Data and Computational Sciences in Abu Dhabi – HPCwire
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 18, 2022 — The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) has announced plans to launch ADIA Lab, an independent research center dedicated to basic and applied research in data plus computational sciences. From its base in Abu Dhabi, ADIA Lab will officially release on 2 December 2022, the 51st National Day of the UAE.
ADIA Laboratory will operate as an independent, standalone entity, with broad research goals that are not specific to investment-related applications, designed to explore the latest trends and technologies inside data plus computational science across all major fields of study.
This will include cutting-edge research in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and High-Performance and Quantum Computing, with applications to areas such as climate change and energy transition, blockchain technology, financial inclusion and investing, decision making, automation, cybersecurity, health sciences, education, telecommunications, and space.
ADIA Lab will partner with academic and other institutions globally to design educational programs, sponsor research projects plus fund reproducible research, offer fellowships and internships, host seminars, plus run competitions and Best Paper awards.
The start of ADIA Lab may provide ADIA with the opportunity to connect and collaborate with global experts inside the data and computational science community, while helping to embed a scientific mindset throughout its organization. ADIA employees will also have the particular opportunity in order to attend ADIA Lab seminars and educational programs, and conduct joint studies.
ADIA Lab will certainly play the proactive role in contributing to the continued development of Abu Dhabi’s digital ecosystem, along with a focus on projects that could lead to the creation of start-ups.
ADIA Lab will appoint an Advisory Board of worldwide thought leaders from various data plus computationally intensive scientific disciplines, which will be responsible for advising on the particular development and overseeing the implementation associated with its research agenda plus programs.
Dr. Horst Simon has been appointed as Director of ADIA Laboratory. Dr Simon joins from Berkeley Lab (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) where he served with regard to more than 10 years as Deputy Laboratory Director regarding Research and Chief Study Officer. He most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Director of The particular Office associated with Advanced Scientific Computing Analysis, a program of the US Department of Energy.
Dr. Claire has twice been awarded the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Gordon Bell Prize intended for outstanding achievements in High Performance Computing, and has received both the ACM SC Test associated with Time Award, and the particular Society to get Industrial plus Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Computational Science and Engineering Career Award. He is a member of the publishing team for the biannual TOP500 list of most powerful supercomputers, and is a SIAM Fellow.
Established in 1976, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is a globally-diversified investment institution that prudently invests funds on behalf of the Government associated with Abu Dhabi through a strategy focused on long-term value creation.