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Let’s Launch: Space AI in Bradford

Date and time
Wednesday 12 October 2022, 14:30 BST to 16:30 BST
Attendance and participation
This is an in-person event.
Space satellite in orbit

About this in-person event

The University are excited to be opening the Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI on Wednesday 12 October. 

To celebrate the launch of the Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI we would like to invite you to attend ‘Let’s Launch: Space AI in Bradford’.

During the event you will hear from a panel of experts about what Space AI means, what will be happening at the University and why it is important.  

The event will be hosted by Mandy Ridyard, Chair of Space Hub Yorkshire, and the panel includes the Centre’s philanthropic supporter Dr Venkata ‘Murthy’ Renduchintala, Professor Ifiok Otung, Paul Febvre, Chief Technology Officer at Satelitte Application Catapult and a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Bradford and Kathie Bowden from the UK Space Agency.

Following the panel discussion there will be a celebration reception where you will be able to meet Murthy Renduchintala and others involved in the Centre, ask more questions, and enjoy a delicious buffet.

About the Centre 

The Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space-AI aims to be recognised as the centre of excellence in Space AI Technology to advance research and to stimulate innovation in the area of distributed computing, automation and information technologies, exploiting the latest artificial intelligence and embedded technologies for applications to space systems.  

The Centre will make a difference for Bradford and the wider region, delivering educational programmes in space and satellite technology development, playing an active role in the creation of cutting-edge technologies and contributing to the growth and the creation of jobs in the sector. 

About Dr Venkata ‘Murthy’ Renduchintala 

The Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI has been made possible thanks to a multi-million pound donation from Bradford alumnus Dr Venkata ‘Murthy’ Renduchintala, who studied at the University from 1983-1991, during which time he gained a BEng degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, a PhD in Satellite Communications and a Masters degree in Business Administration. 

Dr Renduchintala is one of the most high-profile members of the University community, having pursued a distinguished career in developing and manufacturing wireless communications, System-on-Chip and Internet of Things technologies – working latterly as the Chief Engineering Officer for Intel Corporation. Currently, Murthy serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Accenture plc and as a member of the Advisory Councils for 2 Engineering Schools within the University of California Academic system. He lives in the US, but his family remain in the UK and they all feel a very strong connection to Yorkshire, and to Bradford in particular.