Launch of the Smart Systems, AI and Cybersecurity Research Centre (SSAICS)

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SSAICS is a multidisciplinary research centre with a specific focus on Smart Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

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SSAICS is a multidisciplinary research centre with a specific focus on Smart Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity and their applications in different sectors and domains.

SSAICS research centre sits within the School of Digital Technologies and Art, but aims to work closely with other research centres across the University. The SSAICS research centre promotes research excellence in some important emerging technologies and support business partners and other stakeholders implement cutting edge solutions to solve real world problems. Smart Systems, AI and Cybersecurity are interconnected areas and together provide a holistic approach to build next generation technologies. In addition, the Centre organises and host regular activities to promote our research and opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration, including seminars, workshops, and conferences, where we can engage with relevant stakeholders and develop synergies for joint projects.


Smart Technologies can be embedded in every aspect of life, think about, Smart Building, Smart Hospitals, Smart Cities, Smart Agriculture or Smart Manufacturing etc, which have long been prophesied as science fiction scenarios, are now becoming a reality. The advent of smart systems means these scenarios are no longer hypothetical. ‘Smart’ is often also linked to the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The technological revolution in computation power has been a key enabler for AI applications with infinite opportunities in, literally, all domains. AI is expected to underpin almost all future technology developments in various domains and for various purposes. Particularly, AI is an integral part of any smart systems deployment, for enhanced automation and decision making. The increased adoption of smart systems and digital technologies present everlasting security challenges. We are becoming so dependent on technology that security breaches proved to have detrimental effects on individuals as well as organisations. At SSAICS, we address approach cybersecurity . SSAICS research centre offers a holistic approach, which revolves around its main research themes, to solve real world problems and support the digital transformation agenda.

Join us for the launch of SSAICS on 17th June to learn more about our current projects and future directions and get to know members of the centre and their expertise and well as the different activities run by the centre.

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