Who We Are

The Artificial Intelligence and Digital Science Research Center (AIDRC) at TII is pioneering and enabling digital transformation in the UAE and beyond, through fostering the adoption of safe, sustainable and reliable intelligent autonomous and connected systems, applications and services.

We are a unique multi-disciplinary and industry-focused applied research and development (R&D) center, and work with a range of disruptive technologies from AI, Security and Wireless Communications (B5G, 6G) to bring to life operational and practical solutions to key challenges faced across vertical markets during their digital transformation journey. In line with the commitment of our leadership to this thriving sector, we work in synergy with key international organizations, such as ITU, and 3GPP in our efforts to make a difference and inspire far-reaching benefits to society in the UAE and the wider region. In doing so, we are well aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and its commitment to harnessing AI for good.

Our international team convenes eminent experts in the field of AI, cyber-security and wireless telecommunication from top-tier academic and research institutes, as well as from across the industry spectrum - Mobile, IoT, Automotive, Broadband, and Energy- under one roof, to solve the most sophisticated societal and business challenges.

To accelerate progress, we collaborate with the world’s most talented scientists (Fields Medalists, and Turin Award recipients), best-in-class international universities, industry leaders, SMEs, and startups with expertise in several core disciplines. These areas include Deep/Federated/Distributed learning theory and algorithms, Large Language Models (LLM), Edge AI, perception, detection, and recognition sensors and algorithms, MLops, Next Generation Mobility Systems (Internet of Vehicles), Intelligent Wireless Environment (RIS, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces), Internet of Senses (XR, haptics, uRLLC), Digital Twin, Native AI, and Cyber-Reasoning Security systems.

AIDRC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research center that aims to lead global advances in artificial intelligence and digital science, advanced materials, autonomous robotics, cryptography, directed energy, quantum, secure systems, propulsion and space, biotechnology, and renewable and sustainable energy.

TII is the applied research arm of the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees technology research in the emirate.

What We Do

We conduct breakthrough scientific research, develop innovative technologies and solutions, and validate the viability of individual concepts through experiments and field trials to create novel approaches and effective methods to facilitate their industrialization and deployment at scale.

Thanks to our in-house High-Performance Computing (HPC) capabilities, we are able to ensure large-scale adoption of AI across multiple vertical markets, applications and services, and live up to the promise of responsible and trustworthy AI. Our in-depth exploration of Next Generation Wireless Communication technologies (B5G/6G), and Cyber-reasoning Security solutions for infrastructure (IoT), SW and systems, bring to market a unique intelligent, connected, autonomous and self-healing capability.

Our breakthrough solutions can be applied in many fields such as Transport, Security and Defense, Manufacturing 4.0, Sustainability, Environment and Energy, Food and Agriculture, Healthcare, and Aerospace.

As part of our organizational DNA, we contribute to reducing our carbon footprint through enabling the deployment of green digital transformative solutions.