The NCHC Signs an MOU with NCTU and the University of California, San Diego2013/09/11
Brain science is one of the cutting edge fields of research in the 21st century. IT research capabilities drive Taiwan’s brain research development so that it is able to keep pace with that of other countries around the world. The National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) signed an MOU with the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego (SCCN UCSD), and the Brain Research Center, National Chiao Tung University (BRC NCTU), on September 11th, 2013. As part of the MOU signing, the parties agreed to intensively collaborate on a three-year brain research project.
SCCN UCSD focuses on brain dynamics and specializes in using new computational and experimental technologies for analyzing high resolution brain activity. BRC NCTU emphasis is on novel studies in the field of brain science. These two universities have long engaged in cooperative research and made extraordinary progress in cognitive science, computational neuroscience, and Neuroergonomics. The NCHC, on the other hand, is internationally renowned for its Fly Circuit Database. The MOU signing focuses on future collaborations in the development of biomedical sensing technologies and data platforms.
The collaboration content of the MOU includes remote monitoring of brain and body activities, behavior analysis, brainwave data analysis, and service platform establishment and maintenance. Also, technology exchange between the three parties will serve to enhance the NCHC’s biomedical research capabilities as well.
Via the signing of this MOU, the NCHC hopes to establish a solid relationship between the parties and conduct research based on equality, mutual benefit, and cooperation. The NCHC also hopes to use this MOU signing to drive the domestic development of biomedical research, thus, using the benefits of international cooperation to help Taiwan’s brain research team achieve elite world status.
■The MOU signing, including Prof. Chung Tzu-Ping of UCSD who attended the event via video teleconferencing