Norwich will establish a center for AI, machine learning and quantum computing

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University will receive $4 million in federal funding to create an academic and experiential learning center in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and quantum computing.

The center will develop education and training programs for undergraduate students and engage mid-career professionals in further education and training.

In a press release, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that funding for the center was included in a $167 million spending proposal for projects in the State of Vermont under the 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This funding continues Leahy’s longstanding support of cybersecurity education and research programs at Norwich University.

“Learning to harness the power of advanced computing, like AI, machine learning and quantum computing, is a major challenge of our time,” Leahy said. “Vermonters have always been committed to pushing boundaries while focusing on helping others. I am confident that the new center at Norwich University will lead the nation in developing leaders to make the most of this technological revolution for the benefit of people everywhere.

Norwich is now at the forefront of producing leadership and talent in AI and quantum computing

In March 2021, the National Artificial Intelligence Safety Commission delivered its final report to the President and Congress. In this report, the members of the Commission highlighted the areas where immediate action is needed to defend, compete and win in the age of AI. With the creation of this centre, Norwich is now able to act on the recommendations of the Commission by contributing to the defense of the nation by producing leaders and innovators for the public and private sectors in the fields of AI, machine learning and quantum computing.

Talent pipeline in cyber, AI, ML and quantum computing

For more than two decades, Norwich University has been a leader in producing cyber talent. Now, Norwich will apply its experiential education model to AI education and extend the latest innovations developed at the center into the community.

Extending this experiential learning practice, Norwich University students will engage with existing and emerging businesses to apply advanced IT solutions to problems and opportunities. Once established, this multi-faceted hub will harness the unique problem-solving power of quantum computing, harnessing the latest advances in AI while supporting small businesses and integrating machine learning applications.

“Norwich will build on its historic tradition of experiential education to engage students and faculty in emerging technology in artificial intelligence, machine learning and quantum computing concepts,” said the vice president. strategic partnerships, Phil Susmann. “As Norwich nurtures the next generation of military and civilian leaders, understanding cutting-edge technologies and concepts will be critical to their success. We are truly grateful for Senator Leahy’s trust and support in bringing these opportunities to Norwich and central Vermont.

Funds for the development of this program will be directed towards hiring faculty, attracting students, funding scholarships, outreach to underserved populations, mid-career professionals, retraining career opportunities and extending the program into the local community through development opportunities for local businesses. Experiential learning opportunities will be met by partnering students with local businesses and government to research and implement advanced solutions.

Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country for cybersecurity education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber ​​Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has been awarded Center for Cyber ​​Defense designation. Academic Excellence in Digital Forensics (CDFAE) by Defence. Cybercrime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called the National Science Foundation’s Cyber ​​Corps: Scholarship for Service programme. Norwich is partnering with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber education programs that meet federal standards and cyber security needs. Most recently, Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Norwich is also home to [email protected], a National Security Agency and National Science Foundation funded cybersecurity camp for high school students.

Norwich University is a diverse academic institution that trains students and adults of traditional age in a cadet corps and as civilians. Norwich offers a wide selection of traditional and distance learning programs leading to bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the United States Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of six senior military colleges in our country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) at Norwich University builds on the institution’s 202-year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of fields; baccalaureate graduation programs; graduate certificates; and opportunities for continuing education. The programs are recognized industry-wide for their rigor, small class sizes, and high student satisfaction and retention.

NORTHFIELD, Vermont — University of Norwich 23/05/2022

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