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OPPO signs pact with IIT Hyderabad for research in 5G, AI, others

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has signed to collaborate with IIT Hyderabad for research purpose in science and emerging technology including artificial intelligence. The MoU envisages joint research and development for multiple projects over a period of two years.

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2020, 05.34 PM IST
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KOLKATA: Global smartphone brand OPPO is collaborating with IIT Hyderabad to promote research in the field of science and technology. A MoU was signed on 13th January 2020 by Mr. Tasleem Arif, Vice President and Head (R&D), OPPO India and Dr. Sumohana S. Channappayya, Dean (Research and Development), IIT Hyderabad.

The MoU will facilitate exchange of ideas and carry out state-of-the-art research in the development of advanced and emerging technologies. It envisages joint research and development for multiple projects over a period of two years for the development of new technologies in areas specific to camera and image processing, battery, networks (5G), system performance and Artificial Intelligence, among other areas. The partnership is aimed at developing solutions and bridging the gap between academic excellence and business requirements and to help create an industry-ready workforce.

“Our collaboration with IIT Hyderabad is in line with our vision to enhance R&D and innovation capabilities at OPPO India as we continue our endeavor to build localized solutions for the Indian market. This collaboration aims to pave the way to carry out quality research and promote the rapid integration of cutting-edge technology, particularly in the areas of 5G and AI,” said Tasleem Arif, Vice President and Head (R&D), OPPO India in a statment

The MOU will help both OPPO and IIT Hyderabad conduct research in core areas of software, hardware and Internet services to ensure an integrated user experience for the Indian audience.

“This collaboration with OPPO will help in the development of indigenous solutions to cater to the dynamic needs of the Indian consumers,” said Sumohana S. Channappayya, Dean (Research and Development), IIT Hyderabad.

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