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EPFL President Visits PolyU RCAIG to Explore Future Collaborations

On 6 July, the Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Geomatics (RCAIG) welcomed Professor Martin Vetterli, President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), for a productive visit.

Professor Weng introduces the centre to Professor Vetterli
Professor Weng presents a gift to Professor Vetterli

During the visit, Professor Weng, Director of RCAIG, provided an overview of the centre and showcased its latest technological advancements in the field of geomatics and GeoAI. The visit facilitated in-depth discussions between Professor Vetterli and Professor Weng, focusing on areas of shared interest and complementary research expertise. Both parties had discussions on potential collaboration opportunities between two institutions, and expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of a collaborative relationship that would leverage the unique strengths and capabilities of respective organisations.

Professor Weng and Professor Vetterli conduct a dialogue

The successful visit marks an important step towards fostering international academic cooperation.

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PolyU Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Geomatics (RCAIG)

Established in 2023, RCAIG marks an important milestone in the history of PolyU. As a university-level research centre, under the leadership of Prof. Qihao Weng, RCAIG focuses on the development of original and innovative AI technologies in geomatics and their applications for solving environmental and societal challenges, with the goal of becoming a global R&D hub in GeoAI.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

EPFL is a public research university in Lausanne, Switzerland. Founded in 1969 with the mission to “train talented engineers in Switzerland” and inspired by the École Centrale Paris, EPFL has placed itself as a leading research university specialising in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.