UNU-CS Advisory Board Meets in Macau
The international advisory board of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) met in Macau to review our progress establishing the UNU-CS Institute. We are just now celebrating our first anniversary and Prof. Michael Best compared the state of the institute to that of a newborn: young, healthy and growing.
The main accomplishments during this first year has been the inauguration of 3 research foci, hiring of a dozen research personnel, and the renovation works of the Institute building. The much-needed renovation of the building, funded by the Macau Foundation, is expected to be finished by November of this year.
The board meeting was a 2-day event that included a participatory session to brainstorm projects and actions to define and support the Institute’s research activities. The session was led by UNU-CS board chair, Dr. Edward Cutrell of Microsoft Research India, and included the current research staff of the Institute.