Announced during Huawei’s fourth European Innovation Day, Huawei said it aims to advance its role in basic scientific research, particularly in mathematical algorithms to drive ICT breakthroughs. The center is part of Huawei’s goal to work with French academia to develop ICT.
The center will combine France’s mathematical research expertise with Huawei’s capabilities in applying research to business, and help bring France’s talent and technologies to the global ICT sector.
Huawei’s first Mathematics Research Center is located in Russia.
William Xu, executive director of Huawei, said: “Mathematical logic and algorithms are the foundation for effectively managing massive amounts of data traffic. Now, mathematical research is leading to brand-new breakthroughs in the ICT industry.”
Huawei invests 10 percent – 15 percent of sales revenue in R&D every year. As a result, Huawei’s Russian mathematicians have made revolutionary breakthroughs in algorithms for 2G and 3G systems. The integration of algorithms has enabled Huawei to develop more competitive, lighter, and smaller products.
Mathematics is crucial for developing advanced, high-performance, and differentiated chips and software products. This Mathematics Research Center will conduct in-depth research on mathematical algorithms, design new architecture and algorithms, apply new mathematical tools and models to the ICT sector, and build a new theory system.
Currently, the research center, in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, employs over 80 researchers, all of whom have a doctorate degree or higher.
The research center will focus on strategic projects such as 5G and short-term products, and design an architecture for distributed algorithms. Huawei has established 16 research centers worldwide, including the France Research Center, under which there are four teams focusing on design, digital imaging, mathematics, and home devices.