CMU To Partner With University of Warwick
CMU President Subra Suresh and Warwick Professor Lord Kumar BhattacharyyaCarnegie Mellon University and the University of Warwick have signed a memorandum of understanding to create a $10 million research and education collaboration.
The two universities intend to work together on research and teaching in data acquisition, analysis and processing for next-generation applications. Carnegie Mellon's expertise in robotics and autonomous systems, cybersecurity, design, machine learning, computational health applications and sensors will come together with Warwick's world-leading expertise in areas including manufacturing, digital health care, cybersecurity, energy storage, materials and surfaces, and robotics.
Activities will underpin major research and education initiatives at the two universities, including Warwick's Global Research Priorities and CMU's smart urban infrastructure projects and Traffic 21. They also will explore collaboration in energy, innovative manufacturing, materials, and technologies for health care.
Each institution plans to support and fund the work of staff and students on joint projects and exchanges. The funding also will be used to create facilities for cyber-learning and virtual classrooms.
CMU President Subra Suresh signed the memorandum while at the University of Warwick on July 15 to receive an Honorary Doctor of Science during its summer degree ceremonies.
"Dr. Subra Suresh is one of the world's top materials scientists, a highly cited scholar who is one of the few living Americans to be elected a member of all three branches of the United States National Academies, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to engineering, sciences and medicine," said Warwick Manufacturing Group Chairman Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya during an oration preceding the award. "His research, into the properties of engineered and biological materials and their connections to human diseases, has been published in more than 300 research articles, over 20 patents and three books."
President Suresh was among 16 individuals selected to receive honorary degrees during Warwick's summer graduation ceremonies. They were honored for their important contributions to cultural, intellectual, social, economic or political life.
Consistently ranked among top research universities in the United Kingdom, the University of Warwick, located northwest of London, enrolls more than 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students.