In a strategic partnership that will marry research into cognitive neuroscience and brain disorders with the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, Fudan University and the University of Sydney signed an agreement in May, 2019 to further research in these fields and formed the Brain and Intelligence Science Alliance (BISA).
The establishment of BISA will facilitate deeper cooperation between the two universities in the fields of data science, neuroscience and artificial intelligence. It is part of a major partnership agreement signed by the two universities where they have also agreed to make funding available on a competitive basis for joint research and education projects, to be judged by academic panels from Sydney and Fudan.
A joint steering committee is responsible for the coordination and steering of BISA (BISA Steering Committee). The BISA Steering Committee comprises the following academic leads:
Professor Feng Jianfeng
Dean, Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence
Professor Sharon Naismith
Leonard P. Ullman Chair in Psychology, School of Psychology
Currently, the Brain and Intelligence Science Alliance (BISA) programs include:
A) Leaders Program
B) International Partnership Program
C) Visiting Studentship
D) Visiting Fellowship
E) Youth PI/Research Projects
F) Interdisciplinary Cooperation between Humanities and Social Sciences and Artificial Intelligence
G) Fudan-Sydney Conference/Summer School
H) Education program
I) Joint Research Centre
Details of all the cooperation projects of BISA jointly issued by Fudan and USYD is available on the FAO website of Fudan(www.fao.fudan.edu.cn). Please click "Project and Funding Application" - “USYD-Fudan Cooperation Project" column on the website to learn more.