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Collaborative Project with Coimbra University (Portugal) was Selected

Publishing : August 11, 2021

Collaborative project with Coimbra University, which is one of our partners has been successfully selected by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) this time.

With an aim to be aware of the trend of other countries by involving globally active researchers, this project team consists of a representative from Germany, the U.S. and Japan respectively as well as researchers from Coimbra University and EU Joint Research Centre. Assoc. Prof. Atsushi Sato (Architecture, Civil Engineering and Industrial Management Engineering) participates in this project as the representative from Japan.

With Assoc. Prof. Sato playing a key role, Coimbra University and NITech have achieved a great performance in bilateral collaboration both in research and student exchange, which led to the conclusion of the Agreement for Academic Exchange in March 2020. Consequently, this background also brought the successful result this time.

This program with the theme "Assessment of the effects of climate change on the safety of steel and composite structures using Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) and Advanced Surrogate Models" will be implemented for five years from now, and it is highly expected to contribute to the quantitative structural performance evaluation against various external factors that the recent climate change will cause.


In November 2019 at Coimbra University

From left, Prof. Silva, Coimbra University, Mr. Shinpei Yoshioka (in the first year of the Master's program as of 2019), Mr. Takeshi Onogi (in the second year of the Master's program as of 2019), and Assoc. Prof. Sato

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