Mr. Tashi Gyaltsen is a Senior Business Engagement Officer, within the Science and Engineering faculty, at Swansea University. Tashi's research surrounds real-world challenges at the Human-centred AI Research Centre (EPSRC CDT) in the contexts of health and wellbeing, smart manufacturing; and cross-cutting digital economy.
Tashi and his team were granted funding by HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) with the aim to build the first Apple-Swansea University relationship, to stregthen research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Machine Learning (ML) at Computational Foundry.
Tashi saw the opportunity behind the grant application to work with Apple, when he met Apple at an international conference called ICML (International Conference on Machine Learning) in July last year. He met a research manager whose work was about combining human computer interaction and machine learning techniques to design gesture methods for smart watches; and their AI academic partnership manager.
This is where Tashi formed his idea to strengthen the relationship between Swansea University and Apple in order to strengthen the research already conducted within HCI and ML, providing for a more tangible connection with Apple.