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Tyndall and ICHEC to foster further collaboration following appointment of academic associate

By Sandra Helsel posted 19 May 2022

(HPCWire) Tyndall National Institute and the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) have announced the appointment of Dr. Venkatesh Kannan as Academic Associate at Tyndall to foster closer collaboration and drive mutually beneficial opportunities for the two organizations. IQT-News shares the announcement with particular attention to the opportunities this creates for deep-tech and digital technologies including the Quantum Internet and Artificial Intelligence for better health and environment and for greener energy and resource

Tyndall National Institute, hosted at UCC, is a leading European research center in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC), hosted at NUI Galway, has a mandate from the State to develop and offer computing and data management platforms and services to drive and support research and innovation in academia, enterprise and public sector organizations.
Dr Kannan is Centre Technical Manager at ICHEC, with responsibility for defining and implementing the technological vision, strategy and roadmap of the Centre’s R&D activities. As an Academic Associate at Tyndall, he will be responsible for pursuing synergies for both organizations through project development, collaborative research and targeting national and European funding opportunities and programs.

A closer partnership between ICHEC and the Tyndall National Institute will drive the following areas through National and EU activities:
Development of end-to-end quantum technologies and skills (hardware, software, algorithms and applications), specifically for Quantum Computing and Quantum Communication towards Quantum Internet, by bridging Tyndall’s focus on quantum technologies engineering and development from hardware to software together with ICHEC’s focus on developing quantum computing and quantum internet platforms, software, applications and services that are tightly integrated with HPC systems.
–Computational and AI modeling and simulation for material sciences, nanomanufacturing, design and engineering of devices and smart sensors, by bringing ICHEC’s HPC and AI modeling capabilities on supercomputing and edge computing platforms to Tyndall’s research and engineering of deep-tech devices and systems.
–Deep-tech devices, system and application software for IoT and Digital Twin solutions, by combining Tyndall’s R&D in smart deep-tech devices for IoT systems and ICHEC’s focus on software-enabled technologies for seamless and efficient data and compute workflow management on edge-to-cluster/Cloud systems.”

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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