BCAM and the University of Sussex join forces in Mathematical Research and Education

  • The centre will collaborate with the University of Sussex to work jointly in the areas of education and mathematical research, promoting the exchange of students and researchers

Prof. Robin Banerjee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global and Civic Engagement of the University of Sussex and the Scientific Director of the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), José Antonio Lozano, have signed a collaboration agreement to underscore the importance of international cooperation between both institutions.

With this agreement, the University of Sussex and BCAM establish the foundations for a fruitful collaboration that will join forces to enhance research and education in applied mathematics, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and solidifying their position at the forefront of global mathematical research.

Through the signing of this agreement, the development of joint research activities will be strengthened, including cooperation in academic programs, the facilitation of student exchanges and visitor programs, as well as exchanges of personnel and mutual visits to the institutions of both parties.

The collaboration with the British institution is reflected in the project "Bayesian Models and Algorithms for Fairness and Transparency," coordinated by the University of Sussex, and of which BCAM is a beneficiary. This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and aims to provide specific tools for companies working with machine learning technologies to comply with the non-discriminatory principles of the GDPR and other similar laws.

Sussex University members will work closely with the BCAM Severo Ochoa Strategic Lab on Trustworthy Machine Learning, led by Prof. Novi Quadrianto at the University of Sussex and BCAM Scientific Director Jose A. Lozano.

The University of Sussex holds the ninth position in the ranking of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, highlighting the impact and quality of its research in the institution. In June 2023, the University was also recognized as one of the top 50 universities worldwide and tenth in the UK in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023.