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The University of Pretoria (UP) joins the University of Cape Town, the University of the Western Cape and the North-West University in the collaborative agreement to form IDIA.
Professor Stephanie Burton, the Vice-Principle of the University of Pretoria, signed the agreement on 4 February 2016, which pledges the necessary financial contribution, and which enables UP researchers to collaborate and lead projects under the IDIA umbrella.
Scientists at UP bring specialised expertise into IDIA - which includes research chairs in artificial intelligence and advanced sensor networks.
Additionally, UP aims to leverage their competencies in data mining, evolutionary computing, swarm intelligence and big data platforms to make a substantial contribution to the research themes that IDIA will focus on.