Huawei opens Mathematics Research Center to drive ICT innovation

The research center will focus on strategic projects such as 5G, short-term products, and design.

With the aim to advance its role in basic scientific research, particularly in mathematical algorithms to drive ICT breakthroughs, the Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, Huawei has opened a Mathematics Research Center in France.

According to Huawei, the center is part of its goal to work closely with French academia to create an academic ecosystem focused on ICT development.

This is the second Mathematics Research Center opened by Huawei. The ICT firm already has a centre in Russia.

The centre in France will combine France’s mathematical research expertise with Huawei’s capabilities in applying research to business, and help bring France’s talent and technologies to the global ICT sector, said company in a statement.

“We invest 10%–15% of our sales revenue in R&D every year. Our long-term, patient investment has led to strategic breakthroughs. For example, Huawei’s Russian mathematicians have made revolutionary breakthroughs in algorithms for 2G and 3G systems. The integration of algorithms has enabled Huawei to develop more competitive, lighter, and smaller products,” William Xu, Huawei’s executive director of the Board and chief strategy marketing officer, said during the fourth European Innovation Day celebration.

Huawei informs that the research center will be led by Mérouane Debbah, a full time professor at CentraleSupélec and specialist in the field of telecommunications. Going forward, the company will forge close partnerships with Supélec, Eurocom, Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies (IHES), Télécom ParisTech, and other colleges and universities.

Located in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, this research center is dedicated to exploring France’s basic mathematical resources, and conducting basic research into the physical and network layers of communications, distributed and parallel computing, data compression and storage, and other basic algorithms.

In addition, the research center will focus on strategic projects (e.g.,5G) and short-term products, and design an overall architecture for distributed algorithms.

Currently, the research center employs over 80 researchers, all of whom have a doctorate degree or higher.

So far Huawei has established 16 research centers worldwide, including the France Research Center.

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