A team from the N/LAB, University of Nottingham, UK visited the University of Moratuwa (UoM) on the 2nd November 2023. N/LAB is the centre of excellence at the University of Nottingham, developing and applying innovative research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning and Human Behaviour in projects targeting social good.
During their visit to University of Moratuwa, Dr James Goulding - Director of the N/LAB conducted a Seminar on “AI and Big Data for Social Goods”. He talked about some of N/LAB projects in, and how the lab's work is helping to produce new innovations in Health, Nutrition and Food Insecurity in the UK, as well as contributing to international development in areas of Mobility, Poverty and Social Vulnerability. Staff and students from the Business, Engineering, and Information Technology faculties attended the seminar held at the auditorium of the Faculty of Business. There were participants from the University of Peradeniya and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura as well.
Followed by the seminar, the External Affairs Publicity & International Student Promotion Division of the University of Moratuwa had arranged a meeting with the team from the N/LAB to discuss the possible collaborations. In addition to Dr Goulding, Dr Gavin Smith - Associate Professor in Business Analytics, Dr John Harvey - Associate Professor in Marketing, and Dr Samanthika Gallage - Assistant Professor in Marketing from the University of Nottingham also participated in the seminar and the meeting. Dr. D. P. Chandrasekara, Deputy- Vice Chancellor, Professor G.D. Samarasinghe, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Professor G. Lanarolle, Director External Affairs Publicity & International Student Promotion Division and BRU team of University of Moratuwa initiated a discussion on possible future collaborations with the N/LAB team. The Deans and representatives from all faculties and Centres of UoM also participated in the discussion.