Photo - Paul Walsh, CIO, Dell witnessing MMU President, Prof. Dato' Dr. Muhamad Rasat Muhamad (front) signing a plaque to officiate the launch of Dell Innovation Lab at MMU Cyberjaya.
To produce more data scientists in Malaysia, computer company Dell's partnership with Multimedia University (MMU) has taken another step in the opening of a new lab.
During the official opening, MMU president Prof Dato' Dr Muhamad Rasat Muhamad said the new Dell Innovation Lab will help prepare young Malaysians to for the emerging field of big data and analytics.
"I am excited to launch the Dell Innovation Lab, which will be part of MMU's Faculty of Computing and Informatics," said Prof Dr Rasat. "Dell's sponsorship of the Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell Precision workstations will be very useful for our MMU researchers and students who require high performance computing."
Also present, Dell's chief information officer Paul Welsh said: "The amount of data is increasing exponentially and our information behaviour is changing faster than the information systems."
"Investments in information systems, like this lab, will enable users to find the patterns in the data," said Walsh. "Identifying patterns of customer behaviour is critical in achieving personalisation for customers and is crucial to the future of commerce."
"By collaborating with MMU to open this lab, we are fostering the next generation of data scientists who will be able to find the patterns in the data, communicate their findings and ultimately influence how organizations run their business," he said.
MMU's Prof Dr Rasat added: "In 2014, MMU made it to the QS Top 200 World University Ranking by Subject in Computer Science and Information Systems, signifying our excellence in the field of Information Technology and Computing. We hope that we can further strengthen our position by working more closely with Dell."
"Previously, we partnered with Dell in activities such as Big Data Hackathons, technology updates by Dell to MMU's faculty and postgraduate opportunities for Dell's staff. Hence, we look forward to creating more successful collaborations with Dell in the near future especially in the areas of talent development," he said.
Established in July 1996, MMU is a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia. In 2014, MMU completed its third campus MMU Nusajaya in EduCity Iskandar, Nusajaya, Johor. The university now hosts 19,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, more than 1,700 of whom are expatriates from about 70 countries.
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