The Vice Chancellor opened KEDRI’s NeuLab, the first and perhaps the only neurocomputing laboratory in NZ, on 25th November at 4 p.m. It is an advanced data science laboratory that will have an important role in relation to the global big data challenges. The NeuLab offers advanced generic data analytics owned as IP by AUT, including the NeuCube system based on the latest development of spiking neural networks, an EEG laboratory, VR visualisation, robotic techniques and others. The plan is to make the NeuLab an incubator for new research on complex data that can result in new scientific publications, new PhD studies, new technologies across applications in health, engineering, environment and business through collaborative work at AUT, nationally and internationally.
The Vice Chancellor took the opportunity of awarding the University Medal to Prof. Nikola Kasabov in person as he was unable to attend the VC’s Excellence Awards on 22nd October 2015.