Qatar institute, Boeing launch reserach project

April 6, 2013

Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and Boeing have established a joint research project to examine ways to better recognise patterns, correlations and anomalies in massive amounts of data produced by aerospace systems.

The data analytics research will seek to extract meaningful information from extremely large data streams, with the goal of enabling optimal decision-making and improving business performance in aerospace system maintenance and other areas, QCRI and Boeing said.

Ahmad ElMagarmid, QCRI executive director, welcomed the “great opportunity to work together with Boeing on the data challenge”.

“It underscores how we at QCRI use our expertise to conduct research that addresses a specific problem and has an impact on business and society,” he said. “We will use technology that we have conceived and developed in Qatar, and which will benefit Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company,” he said in a statement e-mailed to Gulf News.

William Lyons, Boeing Research & Technology director of Global Research and Development Strategy, said that Boeing’s collaboration with Qatar Computing Research Institute broadened its engagement in Qatar

“This research supports a business need for aerospace, as well as for many other industries where data analysis has the potential to deliver a step change in efficiency, productivity and environmental performance,” he said.

According to Boeing Middle East President Jeffrey Johnson, the partnership will “help Qatar achieve its national objective of developing new technologies and providing career opportunities for its people”.

Boeing established an office in Riyadh in 1982, a Defence, Space and Systems office in Abu Dhabi in 1999, a regional headquarters in Dubai in 2005 and a new office in Doha in 2010.

It also two distribution centres for aeroplane spare parts in Dubai.



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