University of Buckingham joins forces with industry for AI research

The university is working with data analytics company Zizo as part of the School of Computing’s Knowledge Exchange Partnership Programme

The University of Buckingham has announced an academic partnership with data analytics company Zizo.


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The partnership will be led by the university’s School of Computing as part of a Knowledge Exchange Partnership Programme.

Zizo will offer undergraduate internships and projects, and will benefit from the School of Computing’s research in AI and IoT, and apply industry analysis. Postgraduates will also have a chance to be involved with Zizo on a longer-term basis to delve into complex technical issues.

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Collaborative partnerships with industry provide unique opportunities for students to benefit form experiential learning.
– Dr Harin Sellahawa, University of Buckingham

Dr Harin Sellahewa, dean of computing at the University of Buckingham, said: “Collaborative partnerships with industry provide unique opportunities for students to benefit form experiential learning.

“Our aim is to work with Zizo. To expose students and postgraduates to the forces that are thriving us as an industry, so they can go back into the academic environment, and on to future employment, understanding what the hurdles are and how they can be overcome.”

Zizo is also sponsoring the university’s ‘Best Final Year Project’ at the end of year awards, with Tom Longshaw, director of research and development at Zizo, on the judging panel.


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More information about industry and academic collaborations with the University of Buckingham’s School of Computing is available at https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/computing/collaborations

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